[Protest of Air Force Rejection of Bid as Materially Unbalanced]

B-236930: Jan 19, 1990

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A firm protested the Air Force's rejection of its bid and contract award for golf course equipment leasing and maintenance, contending that the Air Force improperly rejected its low bid as materially unbalanced. GAO held that the Air Force properly rejected the protester's bid as materially unbalanced, since the bid did not become low until the fourth option year and it was possible that the Air Force would not exercise contract options. Accordingly, the protest was denied.