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A firm requested reconsideration of a GAO corrective action recommendation pursuant to a sustained protest of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contract award for pilot and engineer training courses. GAO had held that: (1) the FAA evaluation was inconsistent with the solicitation's evaluation scheme and prejudicial to offerers submitting technically superior proposals; (2) the solicitation did not indicate that FAA would evaluate proposals as either acceptable or unacceptable; (3) the protester reasonably assumed that technical and cost evaluation factors were equal; (4) FAA was not required to equalize a competitive advantage or suspend contract performance, but should resolicit for the remaining two option years; and (5) the protester was entitled to reimbursement for its bid and protest preparation costs. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that: (1) the awardee would gain a competitive advantage by completing the initial contract year; and (2) FAA should terminate the contract and make award to it. GAO held that: (1) the protester provided no basis for modification of its recommendation; and (2) it did not recommend that award be made to the protester because contract performance would be interrupted. Accordingly, the original decision was affirmed.


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