[Protest of USGS Rejection of Bid for Equipment Maintenance]

B-256323: Jun 10, 1994

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A firm protested the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) rejection of its bid for equipment maintenance, contending that USGS: (1) improperly evaluated its bid and found it technically unacceptable; and (2) failed to hold discussions with it regarding its bid deficiencies. GAO held that USGS properly rejected the protester's bid because: (1) its prior experience and personnel were inadequate; and (2) it contained informational deficiencies. Accordingly, the protest was denied.