[Protest of GSA Contract Award Alleging Awardee Nonresponsive]

B-214621: Mar 28, 1984

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A firm protested a contract award to another firm by the General Services Administration (GSA), contending that the awardee was: (1) nonresponsive because it did not comply with licensing requirements of the solicitation; and (2) nonresponsible because it could not legally perform the services required, since it did not meet the licensing requirements. GAO held that the matter was one of bidder responsibility and that it would not disturb the contracting officer's affirmative determination of responsibility absent indications of fraud, bad faith, or misapplication of responsibility criteria. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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