[Protest of Proposed NRCS Contract Award]

B-261285: May 10, 1995

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A firm protested a proposed Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) contract award. GAO held that it would not consider the protest, since: (1) the Small Business Administration (SBA) had sole jurisdiction to determine the protester's responsibility; (2) SBA determined that the protester was not eligible for a certificate of competency; and (3) the protester failed to show that NRCS or SBA acted in bad faith when they determined that the protester was not responsible. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.