[Protest of Rejection of Bid by GSA]

B-212024: Aug 1, 1983

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A firm protested the rejection of its bid by the General Services Administration. The solicitation limited competition to firms supplying products manufactured in the United States. The protester contended that, although its product was manufactured overseas, it was tested, processed, and packaged in the United States. The protester had filed a complaint in the U.S. Claims Court seeking relief on the same grounds set forth in the protest. Since GAO does not consider protests that involve material issues that are pending before a court, unless the court requests GAO views, GAO would not consider the matter. Even if the matter were not before a court, GAO would not consider the protest because the protester was not in line for award if its protest were upheld. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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