B-191483, MAR 28, 1978

B-191483: Mar 28, 1978

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PROTEST CONCERNING SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STATUS OF BIDDER IS NOT FOR CONSIDERATION BY GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE SINCE BY LAW IT IS MATTER FOR DECISION BY SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. WHICH WAS ASSERTEDLY SET ASIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS. THE PROTESTERS CONTEND THAT THE OWNERSHIP OF OCHOCO'S STOCK IS SUCH THAT THE FIRM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN. THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA) IS EMPOWERED TO CONCLUSIVELY DETERMINE MATTERS OF SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STATUS FOR FEDERAL PROCUREMENT AND SALES PURPOSES. THE MATTER IS FOR RESOLUTION BY SBA AND NOT THIS OFFICE. THE PROTESTS ARE DISMISSED.

B-191483, MAR 28, 1978

PROTEST CONCERNING SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STATUS OF BIDDER IS NOT FOR CONSIDERATION BY GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE SINCE BY LAW IT IS MATTER FOR DECISION BY SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION.

PINE PRODUCTS CORPORATION TIMBER INVESTORS, INC.:

PINE PRODUCTS CORPORATION AND TIMBER INVESTORS, INC. PROTEST THE SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STATUS OF OCHOCO LUMBER COMPANY (OCHOCO), A BIDDER ON A TIMBER SALE CONDUCTED BY THE OCHOCO NATIONAL FOREST, OREGON, WHICH WAS ASSERTEDLY SET ASIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS. THE PROTESTERS CONTEND THAT THE OWNERSHIP OF OCHOCO'S STOCK IS SUCH THAT THE FIRM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN.

UNDER 15 U.S.C. SEC. 637(B)(6) (1976), THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA) IS EMPOWERED TO CONCLUSIVELY DETERMINE MATTERS OF SMALL BUSINESS SIZE STATUS FOR FEDERAL PROCUREMENT AND SALES PURPOSES. ACCORDINGLY, THE MATTER IS FOR RESOLUTION BY SBA AND NOT THIS OFFICE. WALCO POWER SERVICE, INC., B-190128, SEPTEMBER 29, 1977, 77-2 CPD 246.

ACCORDINGLY, THE PROTESTS ARE DISMISSED.

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