B-195144.2, JUL 6, 1979

B-195144.2: Jul 6, 1979

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DIGEST: PROTEST QUESTIONING AFFIRMATIVE DETERMINATION OF RESPONSIBILITY WILL MICROSURANCE. MICROSURANCE CONTENDS THAT MICROGRAPHICS SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOUND NONRESPONSIBLE BECAUSE IT DOES NOT POSSESS ON SITE THE EQUIPMENT OR TRAINED PERSONNEL NEEDED TO PERFORM THE CONTRACT. OUR OFFICE DOES NOT REVIEW PROTESTS WHICH QUESTION AFFIRMATIVE DETERMINATIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY UNLESS EITHER FRAUD IS ALLEGED ON THE PART OF THE PROCURING OFFICIAL OR THE SOLICITATION CONTAINS DEFINITIVE RESPONSIBILITY CRITERIA WHICH ALLEGEDLY HAVE NOT BEEN APPLIED. NEITHER EXCEPTION IS ASSERTED. THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.

B-195144.2, JUL 6, 1979

NOT BE CONSIDERED. DIGEST: PROTEST QUESTIONING AFFIRMATIVE DETERMINATION OF RESPONSIBILITY WILL

MICROSURANCE, INC.:

MICROSURANCE, INC. (MICROSURANCE) PROTESTS THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO MICROGRAPHICS INTERNATIONAL (MICROGRAPHICS) UNDER INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) NO. SBSA N00383-79-B-0512. MICROSURANCE CONTENDS THAT MICROGRAPHICS SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOUND NONRESPONSIBLE BECAUSE IT DOES NOT POSSESS ON SITE THE EQUIPMENT OR TRAINED PERSONNEL NEEDED TO PERFORM THE CONTRACT.

OUR OFFICE DOES NOT REVIEW PROTESTS WHICH QUESTION AFFIRMATIVE DETERMINATIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY UNLESS EITHER FRAUD IS ALLEGED ON THE PART OF THE PROCURING OFFICIAL OR THE SOLICITATION CONTAINS DEFINITIVE RESPONSIBILITY CRITERIA WHICH ALLEGEDLY HAVE NOT BEEN APPLIED. SEE ASSOCIATED ELECTRONICS, INC., B-193859, MARCH 29, 1979, 79-1 CPD 218; CENTRAL METAL PRODUCTS, INC., 54 COMP.GEN. 66 (1974), 74-2 CPD 64. NEITHER EXCEPTION IS ASSERTED.

THEREFORE, THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.