GAO Rejects Printing Co.'s Re-Procurement Protest

Law360, New York (October 21, 2010, 5:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has rejected the protest of a printing company that contended it was improperly shut out of a re-procurement for nature trail brochures because it allegedly defaulted on the original contract for the work.

In a decision Monday, the GAO sided with the U.S. Government Printing Office, finding that its contracting officer exercised reasonable discretion in writing off Colonial Press International Inc. as nonresponsible during the new solicitation for the brochures, despite Colonial being the lowest-priced bidder.

Colonial contended that the nonresponsible...
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