[Request for Reconsideration of Protest Against Air Force Contract Award]

B-239681.2: Jan 29, 1991

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A firm requested reconsideration of its denied protest against an Air Force contract award for circuit breakers. GAO had held that the: (1) awardee unequivocally offered to provide the required product; and (2) awardee's change in intended product manufacturer concerned responsibility and could be changed after bid opening. In its request for reconsideration, the protester repeated previous arguments and contended that: (1) GAO improperly limited responsiveness determinations to consideration of submitted bids; and (2) the awardee's bid became subject to rejection when it notified the Air Force that its intended product manufacturer did not manufacture the required product. GAO held that the: (1) protester failed to show factual or legal errors in the original decision and did not present information not previously considered; (2) Air Force properly determined responsiveness from submitted bids without reference to information provided after bid opening; and (3) awardee committed itself to all material requirements and its change in intended product manufacturer was permissible since it concerned responsibility. Accordingly, the reconsideration request was denied.

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  • ORBIS Sibro, Inc.
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