Global Crossing Telecommunications, Inc.

B-288413.6,B-288413.10: Jun 17, 2002

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A firm protested a Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) contract award for the Defense Research Engineering Network, contending that DITCO unreasonably determined that it is not a responsible prospective contractor. GAO held that the updated pre-award survey, on which the contracting officer relied in making her nonresponsibility determination, included a detailed financial analysis reasonably concluding that the firm's poor financial condition made the firm a high financial risk and that the bankruptcy action created unacceptable contract performance risks. Accordingly, the protest was denied.