Failure To Execute Affirmative Action Certification

B-186552: Aug 26, 1976

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The second low bidder on a procurement funded by a grant alleged that the low bid was nonresponsive because it did not include the affirmative action certification required by the solicitation. The bid need not be rejected because the low bidder specifically agreed, on a form furnished by the grantee, to comply with affirmative action requirements.