Agency Awarded Base Bid Without Ambiguous Alternative

B-187148: Dec 15, 1976

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A company protested a contract award to a competitor for work in the new District of Columbia Superior Court Building. The solicitation provided that the base bid would be awarded with or without alternatives. Specifications for one of several additive alternatives were ambiguous. Agency's determination to award base bid without ambiguous alternate to avoid prejudice to bidders will not be questioned.

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