Protest of Small Business Set-Aside
B-202818: Apr 24, 1981
- Full Report:
A firm protested the award of an Army contract set aside for small businesses. The protester contended that the awardee did not qualify as a small business because it was subcontracting to a large corporation. For that reason and because it allegedly did not receive official written notice of the name of the successful offeror prior to award, it requested that the award be terminated. GAO does not review size status protests, because the Small Business Administration is empowered to conclusively determine these matters for federal procurement and sales purposes. Thus, the protest was dismissed.