[Protest of GSA Contract Award for Carpet Services]

B-243942.3,B-243942.4: Mar 3, 1992

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Two firms protested a General Services Administration (GSA) contract award for carpet services, contending that the proposed awardee's bid was unreasonably low. The first protester also contended that GSA should resolicit the requirements, since GSA failure to provide it with a material solicitation amendment precluded it from submitting a bid. GAO held that: (1) GSA failure to provide the first protester with a solicitation amendment did not warrant resolicitation, since it did not prove that GSA willfully attempted to exclude it from competition; and (2) it would not review an affirmative responsibility determination, unless the protesters could provide evidence of fraud or bad faith. Accordingly, the first protester's protest was dismissed in part and denied in part, and the second protester's protest was dismissed.