[Protest of Proposed Navy Contract Award]

B-216055: Aug 22, 1984

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A firm protested a contract award to another firm under a Navy solicitation, contending that the awardee: (1) did not qualify as a regular dealer or manufacturer under the Walsh-Healey Act; and (2) did not have the financial or technical capability to perform the contract. GAO held that: (1) it does not consider the status of firms under the act because such matters are subject to review by other federal agencies; and (2) the matter of whether the awardee could perform under the contract was one of bidder responsibility, which GAO does not consider absent circumstances not relevant to the instant procurement. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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