[Request for Reconsideration of Denied Protest of Army Rejection of Bidder as Nonresponsible]

B-236873.2: Apr 5, 1990

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A firm requested reconsideration of its denied protest against the Army's rejection of its bid as nonresponsible. GAO had held that the protester untimely submitted its certificate-of-competency (COC) application to the Small Business Administration (SBA). In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that: (1) GAO did not hold a fact-finding conference to address the merits of the protest; and (2) it timely submitted its COC application to SBA. GAO held that it was not required to hold a fact-finding conference regarding the protest, since there was clear evidence that the protester failed to timely submit the COC application. Accordingly, the request for reconsideration was denied.