Link: GAO Opinion
Agency: Department of the Navy
Disposition: Protest denied.
General Counsel P.C. Highlight:
GAO denied the protest of LC Engineers, Inc. based on the award of a contract to General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc. (GDIT), under a request for proposals (RFP) , issued by the Department of the Navy, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, for avionics test set cable assemblies and other cable assemblies.
The RFP provided for the award of a fixed-price contract for avionic test set cable assemblies. Satisfaction of specific drawing dimensions, tolerances, specifications, and performance requirements was required by offerors. The agency also advised offerors that the agency would perform a First Article Acceptance Test (FAAT) on the first set of each offerors’ assemblies. The agency also included the following factors: technical, past performance, and price, including subfactors technical approach, management approach, and schedule.
LC argues that its final revised proposal provided the agency with sufficient data and details to demonstrate that it was technically capable. However, GAO found that the record proved that the agency reasonably evaluated LC’s proposal because LC failed to demonstrate an acceptable technical approach. LC also failed to demonstrate the viability and effectiveness of its techniques.