[Protest of DCA Rejection of Bid for Custodial Services]

B-281323: Jan 25, 1999

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A firm protested the Defense Commissary Agency's (DCA) rejection of its bid for custodial services as technically unacceptable, contending that the evaluation method used by DCA was improper, and that DCA evaluated its proposal against unstated criteria. GAO held that DCA: (1) reasonably evaluated the protester's bid in accordance with the solicitation's evaluation criteria; and (2) was not required to disclose all areas of each factor which may be taken into account, since those factors were reasonably related to the stated evaluation criteria. Accordingly, the protest was denied.