[Protest of Army Contract Award for Computer System Transit and Storage Cases]

B-233370: Jan 12, 1989

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A firm protested an Army contract award for computer system transit and storage cases, contending that the: (1) awardee could not supply the required cases; and (2) Army should have rejected the awardee's bid as nonresponsive, since its descriptive literature did not show that its equipment would comply with the specifications. GAO held that: (1) it would not review the Army's affirmative determination of responsibility, since the protester failed to show fraud or bad faith on the Army's part, or that the Army misapplied definitive responsibility criteria; and (2) the protester was not sufficiently interested to protest the award, since it would not be in line for award even if its protest were sustained. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.