[Protest of GSA Contract Award]

B-258382: Oct 14, 1994

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A firm protested a General Services Administration (GSA) contract award, contending that the awardee's bid was nonresponsive, since it took exception to the solicitation's minimum wage requirements. GAO held that: (1) the awardee's low bid price was a matter of bidder responsibility and not responsiveness; (2) the protester failed to allege that the awardee took exception to the minimum wage rate other than through its pricing; and (3) it would not review the GSA affirmative determination of the awardee's responsibility, since there was no evidence of fraud or GSA failure to follow definitive responsibility criteria. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.