Protest re Bidder Responsibility and Agency's Failure to Consider Timely Relevant Information

B-188319: May 25, 1977

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Company protested finding that it was nonresponsible. Finding by procuring agency that concern was nonresponsible and subsequent denial by Small Business Administration of Certificate of Competency were not subject to GAO review. However, GAO will consider agency's failure to consider timely information bearing on bidder's responsibility, and recommended that agency review all pertinent information and then expeditiously make award to low responsible bidder. (DJM)