[Protest of Rejection of Low Bid Under Army Solicitation for Laundry Services]

B-219993.2: Dec 24, 1985

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A firm protested the Army's rejection of its low bid under a solicitation for the operation of a laundry facility. The Army rejected the bid as nonresponsive for failure to comply with a solicitation requirement and to acknowledge a solicitation amendment. The protester contended that its failure to acknowledge the amendment was waivable as a minor informality. GAO held that: (1) the amendment that the protester failed to acknowledge was material because it changed the contract's payment clause; and (2) the Army properly rejected the protester's bid for failure to acknowledge the amendment. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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