Protest Sustained by GAO based upon Allegations of Lack of Price Realism by Agency and Failure of Agency to Recognize an OCI and Contractor’s Failure to Have an Appropriate Mitigation Plan in Place

By: Christine V. Williams on 05/08/2017

A-P-T- Research, Inc., B-413731.2, April 2017.  Protest Sustained by GAO based upon a lack of price realism analysis by agency for incumbent employees.  The GAO also sustained the protest on the grounds that there was lack of acknowledgement by agency of an organization conflict of interest and, thus, the agency failed to conduct a reasonable analysis of a true mitigation plan for that organizational conflict of interest.  For a more complete analysis and decision click here: GAO Protest-Price Realism and OCI