Question of Low Bidder's Eligibility Under Service Contract Act

B-186093,B-186670,B-186722: Aug 9, 1976

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Three companies protested any award to the low bidder, contending that the low bidder could not be a responsible bidder because of its relationship with a firm ineligible for Government contracts because of Service Contract Act violations. The low bidder's eligibility for award under the Service Contract Act is for determination by the Department of Labor, not GAO, and determinations of responsibility are also not for consideration by GAO. An allegation that the second low bidder's bid was not responsive was not considered since the low bidder has not been determined to be nonresponsible.