[Protest of Army Rejection of Bid for School Crossing Attendants]
B-258126.2: Jan 18, 1995
- Full Report:
A firm protested the Army's rejection of its bid for school crossing attendants, contending that the Army: (1) unreasonably determined that its bid contained an error; (2) improperly rejected its bid as materially unbalanced; and (3) acted in bad faith and improperly rejected its bid in retaliation to its protest under a previous contract. GAO held that the: (1) Army properly rejected the protester's bid as materially unbalanced; (2) Army reasonably determined that the protester's bid contained an error, since its bid was substantially lower than the government estimate; (3) protester failed to provide any documentation supporting its low bid; and (4) protester failed to provide any evidence that the Army acted in bad faith when it rejected its bid. Accordingly, the protest was denied.