Protest Questioning Affirmative Determination of Responsibility

B-195144.2: Jul 6, 1979

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A company protested the award of a contract, contending that the awardee should have been found nonresponsible because it did not possess the on-site equipment or personnel needed to perform the contract. The protest was not considered since GAO only reviews protests of affirmative determinations of responsibility where fraud is alleged on the part of the procuring official or the solicitation contains definitive responsibility criteria which allegedly have not been applied. Since neither exception was asserted, the protest was dismissed.