First Federal Corporation--Costs, B-293373.2, April 21, 2004
B-293373.2: Apr 21, 2004
GAO nevertheless will not recommend reimbursement of protest costs. Corrective action therefore was not in response to a clearly meritorious protest. Quotations were to be evaluated on a "best value" basis. The minimum distance requirement was intended to provide adequate separation of geographic areas and subsequent protection from fire. Both of which were found acceptable under all factors. The contracting officer concluded that the quotations were technically equal. First Federal argued that the award was improper because a surveyor's report it obtained indicated that ISC's facility was less than 25 miles away from the NCC. Because the NCC is a secure facility located in a heavily wooded area and is not physically located near its street address.