Link: GAO Opinion
Agency: Defense Intelligence Agency
Disposition: Protest denied.
General Counsel P.C. Highlight:
GAO denied the protest of Enterprise Information Services, Inc. (EIS), regarding the issuance of a task order to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), under a task order request (TOR), which was issued for intelligence analysis support of the ORION Analytical Capability program.
The TOR was issued under preexisting multiple indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contracts and contemplated the award of a fixed-price, level-of-effort task order to be performed over a one-year base period and up to two one-year option periods. The agency was considering two factors: technical/management and price. Following a revision in the solicitation’s evaluation scheme, both CSC and EIS submitted revised proposals. EIS’s revised proposal included a significant reduction in proposed staffing, so much so that the agency questioned EIS’s ability to perform the contract.
EIS objected to the agency’s evaluation of its proposed staffing. The agency put offerors on notice that it would consider the adequacy of the proposed staffing to ensure that it reflected an understanding of the requirements. Additionally, from a technical standpoint, the agency reasonably concluded that EIS’s proposal was technically unacceptable for failing to propose adequate staffing.