Omega World Travel, Inc.; SatoTravel, Inc.
B-288861.5,B-288861.6,B-288861.7: Aug 21, 2002
- Full Report:
Two firms protested a Military Traffic Management Command, Department of the Army (MTMC) contract award for commercial travel services for five travel regions, contending that MTMC (1) improperly considered a discount offered by awardee for the award of contracts for all five regions and improperly awarded contracts for all five regions to awardee; (2) improperly declined to evaluate a contingent pricing discount proposed by one of the protesters; (3) refused to consider an alternate proposal for a flat monthly management fee; and (4) misevaluated awardee's past performance. GAO held that (1) the solicitation contemplated multiple awards but permitted awards for any combination of regions; (2) MTMC properly declined to consider discount offered by protester under the solicitation that called for fixed prices; (3) MTMC properly declined to consider an "alternative" monthly management fee pricing structure that did not provide any prices on the basis of transaction fees, as required by the solicitation; and (4) MTMC reasonably did not downgrade the proposal under the past performance evaluation factor because of 5-year old contract fee dispute under a predecessor contract that did not affect contract performance and that had been resolved by a settlement favorable to the offerer. Accordingly, the protest was denied.