[Protest of GSA Proposed Contract Award]

B-215080: May 29, 1984

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A firm protested the proposed award of a contract by the General Services Administration (GSA) to another firm, contending that GSA misinterpreted the solicitation specifications concerning the basis for contract award. GAO rendered its decision pursuant to a request from a court of competent jurisdiction that was hearing a suit filed by the protester. GAO held that: (1) the protester ignored certain specifications regarding bid options in its interpretation of the solicitation; and (2) GSA correctly interpreted the solicitation and properly determined the low bidder. Accordingly, the protest was denied.