Protest Alleging Erroneous Determination of Nonresponsibility

B-182967: May 23, 1975

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A firm objected to the rejection of its low bid, contending that the agency's determination of its nonresponsibility was erroneous. In the absence of a preaward survey, the contracting officer properly relied upon other recent preaward surveys and oral advice regarding the protester's current contract delinquencies in the determination of nonresponsibility. There was a reasonable basis for support of the agency's negative determination of responsibility.