[Protest of FAA Contract Award for Cooling Towers]

B-256187: Apr 15, 1994

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A firm protested a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contract award for cooling towers, contending that FAA should have rejected the low and second low bids as nonresponsive, since their bid bonds and powers of attorney were defective and lacked enforceability. GAO held that the protester: (1) failed to show any evidence that the bid bonds were defective; and (2) was not sufficiently interested to protest the award, since it would not be in line for award even if its protest were sustained. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.