[Protest of BLM Rejection of Bid for Concrete Wall Caps]

B-266366: Oct 12, 1995

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A firm protested the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) rejection of its bid for concrete wall caps as nonresponsive, contending that BLM should have referred it to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for issuance of a certificate of competency. GAO held that: (1) BLM properly rejected the protester's bid as nonresponsive, since its bid bond was not signed and could not be executed; and (2) there was no reason to forward the matter to SBA, since it did not concern the protester's responsibility. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.