B-182025, AUG 23, 1974

B-182025: Aug 23, 1974

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PROTEST FILED 7 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 AGAINST AN AWARD TO ASPEN SYSTEMS CORPORATION UNDER CONTRACT NO. (HR&IS) ALLEGES THAT ITS PROPOSED PRICE WAS LOWER THAN THE AWARDEE'S. SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THE AWARD. THE RECORD INDICATES THAT HR&IS WAS INFORMED OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED AWARD ON AUGUST 2. THE PROTEST TO OUR OFFICE WAS RECEIVED ON AUGUST 13. 7 WORKING DAYS AFTER HR&IS LEARNED OF THE BASIS FOR PROTEST. SECTION 20.2(A) OF OUR "INTERIM BID PROTEST PROCEDURES AND STANDARDS" PROVIDES "*** BID PROTESTS SHALL BE FILED OUT LATER THAN 5 DAYS AFTER THE BASIS FOR PROTEST IS KNOWN OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN KNOWN.

B-182025, AUG 23, 1974

PROTEST FILED 7 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.

HEALTH RESEARCH & INFORMATION SERVICES, INC.:

THIS IS A PROTEST AGAINST AN AWARD TO ASPEN SYSTEMS CORPORATION UNDER CONTRACT NO. RFP HRA-106-217(4), ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE, PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, HEALTH RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION. HEALTH RESEARCH & INFORMATION SERVICES, INC. (HR&IS) ALLEGES THAT ITS PROPOSED PRICE WAS LOWER THAN THE AWARDEE'S, AND OTHER CAPABILITIES BEING EQUAL, THEREFORE, SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THE AWARD.

THE RECORD INDICATES THAT HR&IS WAS INFORMED OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED AWARD ON AUGUST 2, 1974. THE PROTEST TO OUR OFFICE WAS RECEIVED ON AUGUST 13, 1974, 7 WORKING DAYS AFTER HR&IS LEARNED OF THE BASIS FOR PROTEST. SECTION 20.2(A) OF OUR "INTERIM BID PROTEST PROCEDURES AND STANDARDS" PROVIDES "*** BID PROTESTS SHALL BE FILED OUT LATER THAN 5 DAYS AFTER THE BASIS FOR PROTEST IS KNOWN OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN KNOWN, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER." THEREFORE, THE PROTEST IS UNTIMELY AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BY OUR OFFICE ON ITS MERITS.