Computers Universal, Inc. - B-292794 (November 18, 2003)
Monitoring, standing alone, does not necessarily create the potential for impaired objectivity. Rather, as noted above, an impaired objectivity OCI typically arises where a firm is evaluating its own (or a related firm’s) activities, because the objectivity necessary to impartially evaluate performance may be impaired by the firm’s interest in the entity being evaluated. See Johnson Controls World Servs., Inc., B‑286714.2, Feb. 13, 2001, 2001 CPD ¶ 20 at 11-12. Since the IMS contractor’s responsibilities are not based on subjective judgments or evaluations, there is no basis for finding that the objectivity of the IMS contractor will be impaired under the circumstances here. Cf. Ktech Corp., B-285330, B‑285330.2, Aug. 17, 2002, 2002 CPD ¶ 77 (prohibited OCI found where subcontractor was to establish requirements for tests it or its prime contractor would perform).