Protest Against Cancellation of Solicitation

B-190241: Mar 3, 1978

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A company contended that the cancellation of a procurement was improper and requested that the Air Force be directed to make an award. The Air Force properly canceled the solicitation following enactment of the 1978 Department of Defense Appropriation Act which contained a prohibition against the use of appropriated funds for such purposes. The company is not entitled to proposal preparation costs since the agency did not act arbitrarily.