[Request for Reconsideration of Navy Contract Award for Logistics Support Services]

B-256609.6: Sep 28, 1995

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A firm requested reconsideration of its denied protest of a Navy contract award for logistics support services. GAO had held that the Navy reasonably made award without discussions. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that GAO failed to address certain issues concerning its proposed salaries and performance and the Navy's award decision. GAO held that the: (1) Navy properly compared the protester's proposed salaries to those of equivalent civil service grades and did not consider the protester's incumbent contract salaries; (2) Navy reasonably calculated the protester's uncompensated overtime based on proposed work hours and indirect costs; (3) protester's current turnover rate was irrelevant, since its high performance risk rating was based on its low salaries and high uncompensated overtime; (4) protester failed to provide any basis for reconsidering the evaluation of its management plan; and (5) Navy based its award decision on the protester's proposed salaries and uncompensated overtime and not its past performance. Accordingly, the original decision was affirmed.