[Protest of Navy Rejection of Bidder as Nonresponsible]

B-236121.2,B-236899: Dec 18, 1989

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A firm protested the Navy's rejection of its bid for facility improvements, contending that the Navy: (1) improperly determined that its sureties had not adequately demonstrated their claimed net worth; and (2) failed to allow it to substitute two acceptable sureties. GAO held that the: (1) Navy reasonably determined that the protester's bid failed to provide sufficient information to determine its sureties' responsibility; and (2) protester could not cure a nonresponsive bid after bid opening. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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