[Protest of HUD Rejection of Bid for Security Guard Services]
B-253050: Aug 4, 1993
- Full Report:
A firm protested the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) rejection of its bid for security guard services, contending that HUD improperly rejected its bid, since it did not possess a valid state private detective agency license at the time of award. GAO held that HUD: (1) unreasonably determined that the protester was not a responsible bidder; and (2) should have requested a certificate of competency review from the Small Business Administration. Accordingly, the protest was sustained and GAO recommended that HUD reimburse the protester for its bid preparation and protest costs.