The comptroller general has held that "the intent of the regulations concerning the exercise of options is not to afford a firm that offered high prices under an original solicitation a second chance to beat the contractor's option
price."  Nonetheless, unsuccessful bidders and offerors have succeeded at times in overturning the attempted exercise of an option and forcing a recompetition.
(13) The court correctly points out that the government's interpretation of the contract does not merely narrow the scope of the contractor's options
, it eliminates an option and the court rejects the cases upon which the government and the ASBCA relied.