[Protest of DLA Contract Award for Survival Vests]

B-241810: Mar 5, 1991

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A firm protested a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) contract award for survival vests, contending that the awardee's low bid was nonresponsive, since its first-article price differed from its production-unit price. GAO held that DLA properly determined that the awardee's bid was responsive, since the: (1) solicitation did not prohibit offerors from offering separate first-article and production-unit prices; and (2) awardee's bid did not imply that it would not perform the contract in accordance with the requirements. Accordingly, the protest was denied.