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The protester objected to the award of a contract by a Department of Health, Education, and Welfare grantee to the highest bidder. Since the grant provisions permit the grantee to use its own procurement practices, State laws must be used to judge the complaint. The invitation to bid, which permitted deviations in bids to some undefined extent and which provided no criteria for evaluating bids which deviated from the stated specifications, did not satisfy Ohio's competitive bidding requirements.

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