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A firm requested reconsideration of its dismissed protests against two Army contract awards for air conditioners. GAO had held that the protestor was nonresponsible because of unsatisfactory production capability and past performance. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that: (1) problems were inherent in the complex design and testing requirements of the contracts, and it was not at fault for past performance delays; and (2) the Army provided the Small Business Administration (SBA) with incorrect information regarding its past contract performance. GAO held that: (1) there was no indication that the SBA denial of a certificate of competency resulted from a failure to consider vital information; and (2) the protestor had the opportunity to present all pertinent information to SBA. Accordingly, the dismissal was affirmed.


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