[Request for Reconsideration of Protest of Coast Guard Rejection of Bid]

B-265631.2: May 9, 1996

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A firm requested reconsideration of its denied protest of an Coast Guard rejection of its bid for tower and antennae inspection and maintenance services. GAO had held that the Coast Guard properly rejected the protester's bid, since the protester did not have the requisite experience and qualified personnel. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that it should have been considered eligible for award, since its: (1) lack of experience would not have affected its ability to perform the contract; and (2) proposed personnel met the solicitation's specifications. GAO held that the protester failed to show any evidence that would warrant modification or reversal of the original decision. Accordingly, the request or reconsideration was denied.