[Protest of EPA Contract Award for Technical Support]

B-253506: Sep 16, 1993

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A firm protested an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contract award for technical support services, contending that EPA: (1) unreasonably evaluated the awardee's bid; (2) performed an unreasonable cost-technical tradeoff, and failed to follow the solicitation's evaluation criteria; and (3) unreasonably determined that the awardee was a responsible bidder. GAO held that: (1) EPA reasonably evaluated the awardee's bid; (2) EPA reasonably determined that the protester's technical superiority did not justify its high bid; (3) the erroneous description of the awardee's proposed direct labor costs in the EPA selection documentation was minor and did not affect its cost-technical tradeoff decision; and (4) there was no basis to review the EPA affirmative responsibility determination. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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