[Protest of Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Contract Award for Printing and Mailing of Slip Opinions]

B-225593: Mar 26, 1987

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A firm protested an Administrative Office of the United States Courts' contract award for printing and mailing slip opinions, contending that the Administrative Office should have: (1) awarded it the contract, since it was the low, responsive bidder; and (2) evaluated the awardee's bid at a higher price because it conditioned its bid on the stipulation that the Court electronically transmit the opinions in a particular format. GAO held that, since the solicitation provided that the Court would use the format that the awardee's bid specified, the awardee's bid was responsive. Accordingly, the protest was denied.