Alion Science & Technology Corporation

The decision issued on the date below was subject to a GAO Protective Order. This redacted version has been approved for public release.


Matter of: Alion Science & Technology Corporation

File: B-420778; B-420778.2

Date: August 31, 2022

Michael F. Mason, Esq., Stacy Hadeka, Esq., Christine Reynolds, Esq., Adilene Rosales, Esq., and Lauren Olmstead, Esq., Hogan Lovells US LLP, for the protester.
Kevin P. Mullen, Esq., W. Jay DeVecchio, Esq., James A. Tucker, Esq., Lyle F. Hedgecock, Esq., and Victoria Dalcourt Angle, Esq., Morrison & Foerster LLP, for ManTech TSG-2 Joint Venture, the intervenor.
Colonel Frank Yoon, Michael J. Farr, Esq., Siobhan K. Donahue, Esq., and Kenneth J. Leroy, Esq., Department of the Air Force, for the agency.
Christopher Alwood, Esq., and Alexander O. Levine, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, GAO, participated in the preparation of the decision.


1. Protest challenging the agency’s evaluation of proposals under the solicitation’s labor basis of estimate and technical approach subfactors is denied where the evaluation was reasonable and consistent with the solicitation’s evaluation criteria.

2. Protest challenging the agency’s comparative analysis and source selection decision is denied where the agency’s best-value tradeoff and source selection decision were reasonable, adequately documented, and consistent with the terms of the solicitation.

Alion Science & Technology Corporation, of Fairfax, Virginia, protests the issuance of a task order to ManTech TSG-2 Joint Venture, of Herndon, Virginia, under Fair Opportunity Proposal Request (FOPR) No. P1-20-2224, issued by the Department of the Air Force, Air Force Installation Contracting Center, for research and development services in support of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division’s development, testing, and integration of warfighting training systems. The protester challenges various aspects of the agency’s evaluation of proposals and source selection decision.

We deny the protest.


On June 11, 2021, the Air Force issued the FOPR to firms holding contracts under the Department of Defense (DOD) Information Analysis Center…