[Protest of DLA Scrap Metal Sale]

B-240156.2: Mar 19, 1991

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An individual protested a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) contract award for the sale of scrap metal, contending that DLA should have rejected the awardee's high bid as nonresponsive, since it did not comply with the bid deposit requirement. GAO held that the awardee's: (1) bid was complete and lacked irregularities or surface defects and represented a firm commitment; and (2) pledged credit card account with insufficient line of credit did not render its bid nonresponsive, since it concerned responsibility, and DLA properly allowed it to correct its error prior to award. Accordingly, the protest was denied.