[Protest of Air Force Contract Award for Aircraft Apron Repair]

B-259767: Apr 25, 1995

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A firm protested a proposed Air Force contract award for the repair of a runway apron, contending that the Air Force should have rejected the awardee's bid as nonresponsive, since it was not a small disadvantaged business (SDB). GAO held that the: (1) awardee's incorrect SDB certification was not a matter of bidder responsiveness; and (2) Air Force properly allowed the awardee to correct its self-certification. Accordingly, the protest was denied.