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A firm protested any General Services Administration (GSA) contract award for microphotographic supplies, contending that: (1) GSA improperly rejected its bid as nonresponsible, since GSA failed to make a responsibility determination; and (2) the determination that GSA made was arbitrary and capricious and effectively precluded it from seeking a certificate of competency (COC) from the Small Business Administration (SBA). GAO held that: (1) it would not review the negative determination of the protester's responsibility, since GSA properly referred the matter to SBA for COC review; and (2) the protester's failure to file and complete a COC application precluded SBA review of the determination. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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