[Protest of GSA Contract Award for Food Services]
B-253275.2: Nov 2, 1993
- Full Report:
An individual protested a General Services Administration (GSA) contract award for food services, contending that GSA: (1) improperly and arbitrarily evaluated its bid; and (2) did not conduct meaningful discussions or allow it to correct apparent deficiencies in its bid. GAO held that GSA did not: (1) evaluate the protester's bid in accordance with the solicitation's evaluation criteria; and (2) conduct meaningful discussions or allow the protester to correct its bid deficiencies. Accordingly, the protest was sustained and GAO recommended that GSA: (1) reopen discussions with the bidders; (2) reevaluate the bidders' revised proposals; (3) terminate the awardee's contract if it determines that the protester's bid is the most advantageous to the government; and (4) reimburse the protester for his protest costs.