[Protest of PCC Contract Award for Launch]

B-255429: Mar 1, 1994

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A firm protested a Panama Canal Commission (PCC) contract award for a pilot launch, contending that PCC: (1) failed to evaluate its technical bid in accordance with the solicitation's evaluation criteria; and (2) improperly awarded the contract without considering its best and final offer. GAO held that PCC: (1) did not evaluate the protester's bid in accordance with the solicitation's evaluation criteria; and (2) improperly awarded the contract without considering the protester's best and final offer and price adjustments. Accordingly, the protest was sustained and GAO recommended that PCC reimburse the protester for its bid preparation and protest costs.