[Protest of Forest Service Contract Award for Construction Services]

B-229486: Dec 29, 1987

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A firm protested a Forest Service contract award for construction services and the rejection of its bid as nonresponsive because of its defective bid bond, contending that the Service's field representative waived the bid bond irregularity. GAO held that, since the: (1) protester failed to obtain the proper power-of-attorney form prior to bid opening, the Service properly rejected the bid as nonresponsive; and (2) protester's bid was nonresponsive, it was not sufficiently interested to protest. Accordingly, the protest was denied in part and dismissed in part.

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