Protest to Cancellation of Solicitation Involving Wage Determination

B-189027: Sep 16, 1977

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A protester to a cancellation of an invitation for bids maintained that: it was the low bidder under the solicitation, an appropriate wage determination was available to the procuring agency, and it was entitled to amend its bid prior to award. Since the wage determination was issued subsequent to bid opening but prior to award, the contracting officer's cancellation and readvertisement of the requirement was proper, and the action proposed by the low bidder would have been tantamount to awarding a contract different from the one advertised.