[Protests of GSA Solicitations for Epoxy Materials]

B-253944.2,B-258298: Sep 8, 1994

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A firm protested a General Services Administration (GSA) solicitation and prior contract award for epoxy materials, contending that GSA acceptance of a nonconforming packaging system constituted fraud or intentional misconduct. GAO held that: (1) it would not consider the protest of the prior award, since it previously considered and rejected the protest issues; (2) it would not consider matters of contract administration; (3) the protest regarding the current solicitation was without merit, since the solicitation provided for consideration of alternative packaging; and (4) GSA properly relaxed the specifications to allow for alternative packaging, since that would best meet its needs. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.