[Protest of Air Force Elimination of Bidder for Technical Evaluation Services]
B-254581: Sep 15, 1993
- Full Report:
A firm protested its elimination as a potential source for technical evaluation services, contending that the Air Force: (1) performed an unauthorized formal technical evaluation; and (2) was required to solicit the requirement as a competitive 8(a) procurement and evaluate bids on the basis of established evaluation criteria. GAO held that the Air Force did not: (1) conduct a formal technical evaluation; and (2) violate any regulations by conducting an informal assessment to narrow the competition prior to the release of its statement of work. Accordingly, the protest was denied.