[Protest of Air Force Contract Award for Relays]

B-231700: Aug 23, 1988

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A firm protested an Air Force contract award for relays as a small business set-aside, contending that the: (1) awardee's price was more than the fair market price; and (2) Air Force should have cancelled the procurement and resolicited on an unrestricted basis. GAO held that the Air Force: (1) reasonably determined that the awardee's price did not exceed the fair market price; and (2) properly relied on its own estimate and prior contract prices, rather than the protester's bid, in making its determination, since the protester was a large business. Accordingly, the protest was denied.