[Protests of Army Rejection of Offers for Drayage Services]

B-233125,B-233126,B-233127: Jan 24, 1989

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A firm protested the Army's rejection of its offers for drayage services, contending that the Army improperly rejected its offers for failure to acknowledge and respond to solicitation amendments, since its failure to receive the amendments resulted from the Army's deliberate attempt to exclude it from competition. GAO held that the: (1) protester failed to show that the Army deliberately attempted to exclude it from competition; and (2) Army and protester had no knowledge of the mailing error until bid opening. Accordingly, the protests were denied.