Negotiation for Reasonable Bid Price Not Authorized

B-191936: Nov 28, 1978

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A company whose bid had been rejected as unreasonable under a small business restricted advertised procurement contended that the contracting officer should have negotiated with it for a reasonable price. Such negotiation would be contrary to procurement regulations.