[Protest of GPO Rejection of Bid for Printing Services]

B-286830,B-286838: Jan 9, 2001

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A firm protested the Government Printing Office's (GPO) determination that it was nonresponsible under two solicitations for printing services, contending that GPO improperly failed to conduct standard preaward surveys to assess its performance on other projects. GAO held that GPO reasonably determined that the protester was nonresponsible, since the record showed that the protester lacked adequate production controls and quality assurance methods to satisfy the quality requirements of the contracts. Accordingly, the protest was denied.