[Protest of DISA Rejection of Bid for Communications Services]

B-257086: Jul 15, 1994

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A firm protested the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) rejection of its bid for satellite communications services, contending that: (1) its bid met all of the solicitation requirements; and (2) DISA should have held post best-and-final offer (BAFO) discussions to clarify any ambiguities in its bid. GAO held that DISA: (1) reasonably evaluated the protester's bid in accordance with the solicitation's evaluation scheme; (2) properly rejected the protester's bid as unacceptable; and (3) was not required to reopen discussions and request new BAFO to clarify the protester's bid, since it was substantially flawed. Accordingly, the protest was denied.