[Protest of Air Force Solicitation for Engineering Services]

B-257627.2: Dec 21, 1994

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A firm protested an Air Force solicitation for follow-on engineering services, contending that the Air Force: (1) unreasonably determined that two other bidders submitted acceptable technical proposals, since only it could perform the required services; and (2) failed to consider the transition costs associated with a new contractor and to provide for a cost realism analysis. GAO held that the: (1) Air Force reasonably evaluated the technical proposals and determined that they were acceptable; (2) protester untimely filed its protest of competitors' access to its proprietary data; (3) protester should have raised the issue in a request for reconsideration of an earlier sustained protest; (4) Air Force adequately addressed the issue of one bidder's proposed employment of the incumbent's employees; (5) Air Force was not required to request cost data and perform a cost realism analysis; and (6) Air Force reasonably decided not to include transition costs in the price evaluation, since the costs were highly speculative and would hinder competition. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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  • TCG, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest in part and deny the protest in part.
    B-417610,B-417610.2

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