Specialty Marine, Inc.--Reconsideration, B-292053.2, July 29, 2003
B-292053.2: Jul 29, 2003
Attributes its prior position to its understanding of GAO precedent and states that it would have considered the protester for a COC if GAO had sustained the protest. Since the decision properly was based on the protest record. Which was posted at the Government Point of Entry on the Internet. Specified that the requirement was open only to holders of an Agreement for Boat Repair (ABR). /1/ Following the receipt of quotations. Notified Specialty that its quotation was not considered because Specialty did not hold and was not seeking an ABR. Was that the Navy's rejection of Specialty's quotation amounted to a finding of nonresponsibility. That the Navy improperly failed to refer it to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for review under its certificate of competency (COC) procedures. /2/ The Navy and the SBA (whose views we sought) maintained that the ABR requirement was not a responsibility matter.