[Protest of NIEHS Rejection of Bid for Pathology Support]

B-255374: Feb 24, 1994

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A firm protested the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' (NIEHS) rejection of its bid for pathology support services, contending that NIEHS: (1) was biased against it; (2) improperly excluded its bid from the competitive range; and (3) improperly evaluated its technical bid. GAO held that: (1) the protester failed to provide any evidence to support its allegation that NIEHS was biased against it; (2) NIEHS properly evaluated the protester's technical bid; and (3) NIEHS reasonably excluded the protester's bid from the competitive range, since the protester failed to demonstrate that it had the required experience and capability to perform the required services. Accordingly, the protest was denied.