B-236997, Oct 13, 1989, 89-2 CPD 354

B-236997: Oct 13, 1989

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PROCUREMENT - Bid Protests - Antitrust matters - GAO review DIGEST: Allegations of collusive bidding and anti-trust violations are matters for the Justice Department. Will not be considered by the General Accounting Office under its bid protest function. Incore alleges that there may have been collusive bidding activity and anti-trust violations by potential suppliers under this IFB. Collusive bidding or anti-trust violations as these are matters for the Justice Department. The protest is dismissed.

B-236997, Oct 13, 1989, 89-2 CPD 354

PROCUREMENT - Bid Protests - Antitrust matters - GAO review DIGEST: Allegations of collusive bidding and anti-trust violations are matters for the Justice Department, and will not be considered by the General Accounting Office under its bid protest function.

Incore, Inc.:

Incore, Inc., protests the award of any contract under invitation for bids No. N62467-88-B-0400, issued by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, for foam filled fenders. Incore alleges that there may have been collusive bidding activity and anti-trust violations by potential suppliers under this IFB.

We do not consider, under our bid protest function, allegations regarding restraint of trade, collusive bidding or anti-trust violations as these are matters for the Justice Department. Joseph L. DeClerk & Assocs., Inc. -- Request for Reconsideration, B-233166.3, April 6, 1989, 89-1 CPD Para. 357; Monarch Enter., Inc., B-208631, May 23, 1983, 83-1 CPD Para. 548.

The protest is dismissed.

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