Protest Against Finding of Nonresponsibility

B-185740: Mar 4, 1976

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The protester objected to the agency's rejection of its low, responsive bid on the basis that it was not a responsible bidder. The contracting officer's determination of nonresponsibility, based on a negative award recommendation and the findings of a preaward survey, must be regarded as having been affirmed by the Small Business Administration's refusal to issue a Certificate of Competency to the protester.