[Protest of Contractor Performance and Propriety of GSA Contract Award]

B-210080: Jan 6, 1983

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A firm protested that the awardee of a General Services Administration (GSA) contract was not performing in accordance with the contract's requirements. The protester also questioned the propriety of the award. GAO held that: (1) whether a contractor is performing in accordance with contract terms is a matter of contract administration for resolution by the contracting agency, not GAO; and (2) a protest initially filed with the contracting agency must be filed with GAO within 10 working days from notification of the contracting agency's initial adverse action. Since the protest against the propriety of the award was filed outside the 10-day timeframe, it was untimely and not for consideration. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.