Postal Procurement:

Eagle Air Hub Selection Not in Accordance With Solicitation

GGD-92-127: Published: Aug 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1992.

Additional Materials:


Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800

Pursuant to a congressional request, the GAO examined the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) decision to locate the permanent hub for its air network in Indianapolis, focusing on whether: (1) solicitation evaluation criteria were valid and credible; (2) USPS based the award decision on the written criteria; (3) USPS was appropriately resolved a related bid protest; (4) USPS obtained adequate competition; and (5) any undue political influence affected the award.

GAO found that: (1) the evaluation criteria were valid and credible, and no offeror objected to them; (2) USPS selected Indianapolis based only on technical criteria, contrary to the solicitation's evaluation scheme, and the selection committee assigned improper scores for one technical award factor; (3) cost estimates USPS used to calculate net present values were inconsistent and erroneous; (4) USPS did not properly resolve the bid protest, which questioned the evaluation process, particularly the weight assigned to one award factor; (5) although USPS did not and was not required to advertise the solicitation for the hub facility, it obtained adequate competition by following a permissable alternative; and (6) it could not find any evidence that undue political influence affected the award.

Mar 22, 2018

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

Mar 8, 2018

Mar 7, 2018

Feb 28, 2018

Feb 27, 2018

Feb 23, 2018

Looking for more? Browse all our products here