Determination of Nonresponsibility Due to Lack of Tenacity and Perseverance

B-187080: May 31, 1977

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The protester challenged the award of a contract by the Air Force on numerous grounds. The finding that the low bidder was nonresponsible for lack of tenacity and perseverance was not unreasonable. There is no requirement that preaward notice of bid rejection be given. Objection to the use of an allegedly restrictive specification was untimely since this protest was made after bid opening. The record contained no basis for the award of bid preparation costs since it had not been established that the agency acted arbitrarily or with a lack of good faith when considering the protester's bid.