[Protest of DLA Contract Award for Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene Services]

B-270228.3: Apr 3, 1996

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A firm protested a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) contract award for occupational health and industrial hygiene services, contending that: (1) DLA should have revised its solicitation to reflect its changed needs; and (2) it would have changed its base year price had it known that DLA would not evaluate option year prices. GAO held that: (1) DLA was required to inform bidders of its changed needs and request revised bids; and (2) the protester's bid would have been significantly lower if it had been advised of the changed requirements. Accordingly, the protest was sustained and GAO recommended that DLA: (1) amend the solicitation to reflect its changed needs and request revised proposals; (2) terminate the awardee's contract if the protester's bid proves to be more advantageous and make award to it; and (3) reimburse the protester for its protest costs.