[Protest of GPO Contract Award for Graphics and Related Services]

B-260135: Apr 5, 1995

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A firm protested a Government Printing Office (GPO) contract award for graphic products and related services, contending that the two low bidders: (1) misunderstood a bid requirement; and (2) submitted bids that contained errors which, if corrected, would make it the low bidder. GAO held that: (1) there was no evidence that the low bidders misunderstood a bid requirement; (2) the submission of a below-cost bids was not a valid basis for protest; and (3) GPO properly accepted the awardee's low bid. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.