GAO Sustains Small Disadvantaged Businesses’ Protest – Agency Shouldn’t Reject Bid Due to Inactive SAM Registration

Nichols Liu – GAO recently sustained a Puerto-Rico Disadvantaged Small Business’ protest challenging the rejection of its bid because its SAM registration was expired at the time of bid submission. GAO held that compliance with SAM registration requirements are matters of bidder responsibility, not responsiveness. As such, the agency should not have rejected the bid. Read […]
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