Protest Based on Assertions of Solicitation Ambiguities

B-191657: Oct 3, 1978

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A company protested against any contract award under a solicitation which it asserted contained ambiguities. The protest, which was timely filed, was denied because: the solicitation clearly designated quantities of metal to be retained by the Government, and a provision specifying damages for failure to deliver less than such quantities was not ambiguous; assertions concerning problems which the Government may encounter with regard to the designation of Government-retained property was a matter of contract administration not for GAO resolution; and although the record was inconclusive regarding notification to the agency of the protest before award, the protester was not prejudiced by the valid award.