Protest of Air Force Contract Award

B-181486: Aug 1, 1974

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A company protested the award of any contract resulting from a solicitation issued by the Air Force to either of the two lowest bidders on the ground that neither could satisfy the work experience requirments set forth in the solicitation. GAO has consistently held that the matter of a prospective contractor's work experience presents a question of responsibility of the bidder. GAO does not review bid protests involving a contracting officer's affirmative determination of responsibility. Accordingly, no fraud was alleged or demonstrated and GAO declined further consideration of the matter.