[Protest of Air Force Contract Award for Facility Operation and Maintenance]

B-270509.2: Apr 1, 1996

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A firm protested an Air Force contract award for facility operation and maintenance, contending that the Air Force: (1) should have required the bidders to propose to the same testing assumption; and (2) unreasonably found that the awardee met the solicitation staffing requirements. GAO held that: (1) the protestor untimely filed after intial bid closing its protest regarding alleged solicitation improprieties; and (2) Air Force improperly evaluated and determined that the awardee's bid met the solicitation's staffing requirement. Accordingly, the protest was denied.