[Protest of Army Contract Award for Video Transceivers]

B-270519: Mar 11, 1996

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A firm protested an Army contract award for miniature video transceivers, contending that the: (1) awardee intentionally misrepresented that it owned equipment that the protester owned; (2) awardee intercepted a solicitation intended for the protester and appropriated it for itself; and (3) Army did not adequately analyze the awardee's bid. GAO held that: (1) the protester's allegations involved a dispute between private parties, which it would not consider; (2) to the extent that the protester's allegations involved the awardee's responsibility, it would not consider them; and (3) the protester's allegation that the awardee's price was too low was not a valid basis for protest. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.