[Protest of Air Force Decision To Award Contract Under Section 8(a)]

B-216050: Aug 22, 1984

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A firm protested the Air Force's decision to award a contract under section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, arguing that all small businesses should have been allowed to compete for the requirement. GAO does not review determinations to award 8(a) contracts unless there is a showing of fraud or bad faith on the part of government officials or that applicable regulations have not been followed. Accordingly, since the protester made no such allegations, the protest was dismissed.