[Protest of Contract Award Under Commerce IFB]

B-216735: Jan 25, 1985

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A firm protested a Department of Commerce contract award for computer equipment, contending that the awardee's bid took exception to certain IFB requirements and, therefore, should have been rejected as nonresponsive. Under bid protest procedures, GAO will only consider the protests of interested parties. Since the protester was not in line for award if the awardee's bid were rejected as nonresponsive, it was not an interested party. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.