[Protest of Any Air Force Contract Award Alleging Bid Improperly Rejected]

B-216733: Mar 4, 1985

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A firm protested the Air Force's award of a contract to any other bidder, arguing that its bid was improperly rejected as nonresponsive. GAO noted that the bid and the bid bond each stated a different business status. GAO held that, although both the protester and the protester's surety company indicated that a typographical error led to the discrepancy, a formal clarification was not made and rejection was proper. Accordingly, the protest was denied.