[Protests of Air Force Rejection of Bids]

B-250797,B-250799,B-250801: Feb 11, 1993

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A firm protested the Air Force's rejection of its bids, contending that: (1) the Air Force should have made award to it regardless of its inclusion on the ineligible bidders list; and (2) there was a compelling reason for the Air Force to consider its bids, since its debarment would end before award. GAO held that the Air Force reasonably: (1) determined that no compelling reason existed to consider the debarred protester's bids; and (2) rejected the protester's bids, since the protester was ineligible. Accordingly, the protests were denied.