[Protest of AID Cancellation of Sole-Source Procurement for Technical Assistance]

B-241830: Mar 5, 1991

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A firm protested the Agency for International Development's (AID) cancellation of a sole-source procurement for technical assistance, contending that AID: (1) lacked a reasonable basis for cancelling the solicitation; and (2) acted in bad faith by cancelling the procurement after extensive negotiations. GAO held that: (1) AID reasonably cancelled the solicitation, since the protester's proposed costs significantly exceeded the government estimate; (2) the protester failed to show that AID acted in bad faith by cancelling the procurement after extensive negotiations; and (3) it would not consider the protester's assertions related to foreign policy conduct. Accordingly, the protest was denied.