[Protest of ATCOM Delivery Order for Helicopter Gearbox Maintenance]

B-257432: Oct 4, 1994

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A firm protested the Army Aviation and Troop Command's decision to procure helicopter gearbox maintenance services on a sole-source basis, contending that: (1) it was capable of meeting the Army's requirements at a lower cost; and (2) the Army was biased in favor of the awardee. GAO held that the: (1) Army reasonably justified its sole-source procurement decision on an urgency basis; (2) protester could not have qualified its bid in time to meet the Army's requirements; and (3) protester failed to provide any evidence that the Army was biased in favor of the awardee. Accordingly, the protest was denied.