[Protest of TVA Contract Award for Transmitter System]

B-232608: Dec 27, 1988

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A firm protested a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) contract award for a transmitter system, contending that: (1) TVA improperly rejected its bid as nonresponsive; (2) TVA did not need to place certain equipment components a minimum of 350 feet apart; (3) TVA improperly awarded the contract, since the awardee's bid was nonresponsive to various solicitation requirements; (4) the awardee did not comply with the Buy American Act; and (5) the solicitation unduly restricted competition, since TVA modeled the solicitation specifications after the awardee's descriptive literature. GAO held that: (1) TVA properly found the protester's bid nonresponsive, since it failed to comply with the solicitation specifications; (2) the protester untimely filed after bid opening its protest against alleged solicitation defects; (3) the protester was not sufficiently interested to protest the awardee's responsiveness, since its bid was nonresponsive and not in line for award; and (4) it would not consider the awardee's compliance with the Buy American Act, since that was a matter of contract administration. Accordingly, the protest was denied in part and dismissed in part.

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