[Protests of State Department Contract Award for Guard Services]

B-260702,B-260702.2,B-260702.3: Jul 17, 1995

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Two firms protested a Department of State contract award for guard services, contending that State unreasonably evaluated the bidder's past performance and experience. GAO held that State reasonably: (1) evaluated the bids in accordance with the stated evaluation criteria; and (2) awarded the contract to the awardee, since its bid represented the best value to the government. Accordingly, the protests were denied.