B-181421, JUL 26, 1974

B-181421: Jul 26, 1974

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PROTEST FILED 12 WORKING DAYS AFTER BASIS OF PROTEST WAS KNOWN IS UNTIMELY UNDER SECTION 20.2(A) OF THE INTERIM BID PROTEST PROCEDURES AND STANDARDS REQUIRING PROTEST BE FILED WITHIN 5 WORKING DAYS OF DATE BASIS OF PROTEST WAS KNOWN OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN KNOWN. INC.: THIS IS A PROTEST PRIOR TO AWARD ON REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) DAHCO7-74 -R-0142. WAS IMPROPERLY CONSIDERED FOR AWARD BECAUSE IT WAS RECEIVED AFTER THE MAY 13. THE CONTRACTING OFFICER INFORMED THE PRESIDENT OF JETS THAT HE INTENDED TO CONSIDER TWO LATE PROPOSALS FOR AWARD BECAUSE HE DETERMINED THEY WERE LATE SOLELY DUE TO MISHANDLING BY THE GOVERNMENT ON THE MILITARY INSTALLATION. THE TELEGRAPHIC PROTEST TO THE PROCURING ACTIVITY WAS DATED MAY 30.

B-181421, JUL 26, 1974

PROTEST FILED 12 WORKING DAYS AFTER BASIS OF PROTEST WAS KNOWN IS UNTIMELY UNDER SECTION 20.2(A) OF THE INTERIM BID PROTEST PROCEDURES AND STANDARDS REQUIRING PROTEST BE FILED WITHIN 5 WORKING DAYS OF DATE BASIS OF PROTEST WAS KNOWN OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN KNOWN.

TO JETS SERVICES, INC.:

THIS IS A PROTEST PRIOR TO AWARD ON REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) DAHCO7-74 -R-0142, FOR KITCHEN POLICE SERVICES AT VINT HILL FARMS STATION. JETS SERVICES, INC. (JETS), ALLEGES THAT THE PROPOSAL OF BEST SERVICES, INC., WAS IMPROPERLY CONSIDERED FOR AWARD BECAUSE IT WAS RECEIVED AFTER THE MAY 13, 1974, 2:00 P.M. CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF PROPOSALS.

THE RECORD INDICATES THAT DURING A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION ON MAY 14, 1974, THE CONTRACTING OFFICER INFORMED THE PRESIDENT OF JETS THAT HE INTENDED TO CONSIDER TWO LATE PROPOSALS FOR AWARD BECAUSE HE DETERMINED THEY WERE LATE SOLELY DUE TO MISHANDLING BY THE GOVERNMENT ON THE MILITARY INSTALLATION. THE TELEGRAPHIC PROTEST TO THE PROCURING ACTIVITY WAS DATED MAY 30, 1974, 12 WORKING DAYS AFTER JETS LEARNED OF THE ALLEGED IMPROPRIETY. SECTION 20.2(A) OF OUR "INTERIM BID PROTEST PROCEDURES AND STANDARDS" PROVIDES "*** BID PROTESTS SHALL BE FILED NOT LATER THAN 5 DAYS AFTER THE BASIS FOR PROTEST IS KNOWN OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN KNOWN, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER." THEREFOR, THE PROTEST IS UNTIMELY AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BY OUR OFFICE ON ITS MERITS.