GAO Denies Heath Construction Bid Protest

Law360, New York (September 9, 2010, 1:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has struck down the protest of Heath Construction Inc., whose sealed bid to supply an electrical generator to the Department of Veterans Affairs was rejected because it was submitted by fax machine.

Determining that the agency did not violate a procurement regulation by rejecting the fax bid, even though the contract specialist had told Colorado-based Heath that it could submit its offer via fax, GAO acting general counsel Lynn Gibson denied the protest Sept. 1.

Representatives for the company did not...
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