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A firm protested a Navy contract award for base operation services, contending that the Navy improperly: (1) evaluated its bid; and (2) made award without conducting discussions. GAO held that the Navy: (1) properly evaluated the protester's bid in accordance with the solicitation's evaluation criteria; (2) reasonably determined that the protester's technical bid was marginally acceptable; and (3) was not required to conduct discussions, since the solicitation advised bidders that award would be made based on initial bids and the awardee's proposal was technically superior. Accordingly, the protest was denied.