[Protest of Air Force Contract Award for Uninterruptible Power Systems]

B-232234: Dec 2, 1988

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A firm protested an Air Force contract award for uninterruptable power systems, contending that the awardee's bid was nonresponsive, since it failed to: (1) include unit prices for batteries; (2) provide level pricing for batteries and other items; or (3) include transportation costs. GAO held that the protester was not prejudiced by the awardee's: (1) use of a separate matrix to price; (2) failure to offer level pricing; or (3) bid modification changing its transportation terms from origin to destination, since it did not change the transportation costs. Accordingly, the protest was denied.