[Protest of DOE Contract Award for Technical Services]

B-254006.2: Nov 22, 1993

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

A firm protested a Department of Energy (DOE) contract award for technical services, contending that DOE performed an unreasonable cost realism analysis, since it: (1) accepted the direct labor rates proposed by the awardee's subcontractor; and (2) did not calculate the subcontractor's probable indirect costs based upon its proposed ceiling rate. GAO held that DOE reasonably evaluated the subcontractor's: (1) direct labor rates as realistic since the subcontractor based its bid on the current rates it was paying its employees in comparable labor categories; and (2) indirect costs and determined that they best represented the subcontractor's probable cost. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

Oct 16, 2018

Oct 15, 2018

Oct 12, 2018

Looking for more? Browse all our products here