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A firm protested Defense Personnel Support Center (DPSC) contract awards for thermostabilized pouched meat components, contending that: (1) two awardees submitted unrealistically low prices because they did not account for testing costs; and (2) DPSC awarded a contract to a third firm for quantities in excess of its industrial preparedness planning allocation. GAO held that: (1) the portion of the protest concerning the awardees' low bid prices was a matter of responsibility, which it would not review absent evidence that the procuring officials acted in bad faith or misapplied the solicitation's responsibility criteria; and (2) the solicitation allowed DPSC to increase any offerer's award quantity above its maximum allocation. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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