Protest against Cancellation of Procurement under Small Business Act Set-Aside

B-184629: Mar 24, 1978

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A company protested the cancellation of a section 8(a) Small Business Act requirement, contending that the agency had failed to meet requirements to award a contract to the protester and that it was entitled either to the award or compensation for costs. The protest was denied because no formal contract arose from negotiations between the protester and the agency, and there was no showing that the government intended its conduct to be acted upon by the protester. The claim for expenses incurred in anticipation of the award was denied because the protester did not establish that the agency acted unreasonably or in bad faith.