Contract Award Protest

B-206562: Mar 15, 1982

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A firm protested the award of a contract which required the use of steel from the United States in the manufacture of medical instruments. The awardee certified that it would use steel from the United States. However, the protester contended that the awardee could not provide instruments made from U.S. steel at the price which it bid and that its bid should therefore be found nonresponsive, since the awardee is bound to provide instruments which meet this specification. Whether the instruments delivered comply with the requirement is a matter of contract administration and will not be considered by GAO. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.