Erroneous Interpretations of Request for Proposals

B-190968: Apr 5, 1978

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The protester contended that the awardee's proposal should have been rejected as technically unacceptable. The protest was timely since the protester had no basis of protest at the time of the agency's advice that the awardee's proposal was satisfactory. Erroneous interpretations of the request for proposals by the offerors did not increase the cost to the Government. The contentions that the awardee's proposal failed to satisfy mandatory technical requirements were without merit.