[Protest of Proposed VA Contract Award]

B-211741: Jul 12, 1983

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A firm protested a Veterans Administration (VA) proposed contract award for renovation and demolition of a medical center. The protester argued that the awardee's bid incorrectly stated the required bid bond percentage which rendered the bid nonresponsive. However, GAO held that, when the awardee's bid was considered in its entirety, it was clear that the awardee intended to comply with the correct percentage which made the error insignificant. Further, since the VA interpretation of the awardee's percentage was reasonable, the bid was responsive. Accordingly, the protest was denied.