Protest Involving Low Bid, Solicitation Requirement, and Corporate Status

B-184099: Oct 24, 1975

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A company protested award of a contract, arguing that the awardee's bid was unreasonably low, it did not meet the solicitation's experience requirement, and that it was not a Maryland corporation at the time of bid opening. In essence, the protester questioned the awardee's responsibility; GAO does not generally review affirmative determinations of responsibility. The agency's determination that the low bidder satisfied the experience requirement was reasonable. A bid submitted in the corporate name may be accepted even though the firm was incorporated after bid opening.