Protests to Nonresponsibility Determination, Denial of Certificate of Competency, Awardee's Small Business Size, and Solicitation Ambiguity

B-188856: Jul 22, 1977

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Protest was made concerning denial of Certificate of Competency, the awardee's qualification as a small business and responsibility, and ambiguous invitation for bids. GAO will not review Small Business Administration's denial of Certificate of Competency nor question the small business size of a firm. Similarly, allegations about bidder nonresponsibility are reviewed only in limited circumstances not obtaining here. Allegation as to solicitation ambiguity was untimely and was not considered. The protest was denied.