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A firm protested the Air Force's delay in making award and subsequent cancellation of a solicitation for aircraft troop seats, contending that the Air Force: (1) failed to obtain the necessary data for a prompt product qualification, resulting in unwarranted delays; and (2) should award it the contract. GAO held that the: (1) Air Force properly cancelled the solicitation to ensure that it would not unreasonably preclude the protester from competition; and (2) cancellation did not competitively prejudice the protester, since it would have an opportunity to compete. According, the protest was denied.

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