[Protest of Navy Contract Award for Housing Maintenance]

B-253875: Nov 1, 1993

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A firm protested a Navy contract award for housing maintenance, contending that the: (1) Navy failed to give the proper preaward notice regarding the awardee's selection; and (2) awardee claimed contract experience based on contracts awarded to related companies, but it told the Small Business Administration (SBA) that it was not affiliated with those companies. GAO held that the: (1) protester was not prejudiced by the Navy's failure to give preaward notice, since SBA denied its protest of the awardee's size status; (2) Navy properly considered the awardee's experience with other companies; and (3) awardee's bid did not conflict with representations made to SBA regarding the involvement of two minority shareholders who were also corporate directors of related companies. Accordingly, the protest was denied.