Protest against Rejection of All Bids as Too High

B-188837: Aug 9, 1977

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The protester objected to the cancellation of an invitation for bids, contending that their low bid was responsive to the invitation and that the total price spread among the four bids indicated that the bids more accurately reflected the cost of the project than the Government estimate. Because of the comprehensive review of the estimate and the comparison with the breakdown of the low bid by the agency following bid opening, it cannot be concluded that the rejection of all bids as unreasonable was an abuse of discretion or without compelling reason.