Link: GAO Opinion
Agency: Department of the Navy
Disposition: Protest denied.
Keywords: Small Business Administration; Responsibility-related factors
When the record shows that a procuring agency has reasonably determined a small business protestor’s proposal to be technically unacceptable on the basis of factors not related to responsibility, referral to the Small Business Administration for a Certificate of Competency review is not required, even when the proposal is also found to be unacceptable on responsibility-related considerations.