[Request for Reconsideration of DOE Subcontract Award]

B-258976.2: Jan 5, 1995

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A firm requested reconsideration of its dismissed protest of a Department of Energy (DOE) subcontract award. GAO had held that it did not have the jurisdiction to review the awardee's small business status. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that the prime contractor's determination that the subcontractor was both a public and private firm was erroneous. GAO held that it would not consider the protester's challenge to the prime contractor's small business status determination, since the matter was not within its jurisdictional authority. Accordingly, the original decision was affirmed.