B-212425.2, JUL 17, 1984, 84-2 CPD 55

B-212425.2: Jul 17, 1984

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CONTRACTS - PROTESTS - GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE PROCEDURES - RECONSIDERATION REQUESTS - TIMELINESS DIGEST: REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION FILED MORE THAN 1 MONTH AFTER DATE OF DECISION DENYING PROTEST IS UNTIMELY. A REQUEST WAS FILED FOR RECONSIDERATION OF OUR DECISION TEQCOM. THE REQUEST IS UNTIMELY. OUR BID PROTEST PROCEDURES PROVIDE THAT A REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY THIS OFFICE NOT LATER THAN 10 WORKING DAYS AFTER THE BASIS FOR RECONSIDERATION IS OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN KNOWN. 4 C.F.R. SINCE THE BASIS FOR THIS REQUEST IS TEQCOM'S DISAGREEMENT WITH OUR DECISION. THE REQUEST SHOULD HAVE BEEN FILED WITHIN 10 WORKING DAYS OF TEQCOM'S RECEIPT OF OUR DECISION. WE CONSIDER IT REASONABLE TO ASSUME THAT IT WAS RECEIVED WITHIN 1 CALENDAR WEEK OF ITS ISSUANCE.

B-212425.2, JUL 17, 1984, 84-2 CPD 55

CONTRACTS - PROTESTS - GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE PROCEDURES - RECONSIDERATION REQUESTS - TIMELINESS DIGEST: REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION FILED MORE THAN 1 MONTH AFTER DATE OF DECISION DENYING PROTEST IS UNTIMELY.

TEQCOM, INC. - RECONSIDERATION:

ON MAY 24, 1984, A REQUEST WAS FILED FOR RECONSIDERATION OF OUR DECISION TEQCOM, INC., B-212425, ET AL., APRIL 24, 1984, 84-1 CPD 467, IN WHICH WE DENIED A PROTEST BY TEQCOM AGAINST A REQUIREMENT FOR PRIOR TESTING AND CERTIFICATION OF EQUIPMENT TO BE USED ON THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AUTOMATIC DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK (AUTODIN). THE REQUEST IS UNTIMELY.

OUR BID PROTEST PROCEDURES PROVIDE THAT A REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY THIS OFFICE NOT LATER THAN 10 WORKING DAYS AFTER THE BASIS FOR RECONSIDERATION IS OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN KNOWN. 4 C.F.R. SEC. 21.9(B) (1983). SINCE THE BASIS FOR THIS REQUEST IS TEQCOM'S DISAGREEMENT WITH OUR DECISION, THE REQUEST SHOULD HAVE BEEN FILED WITHIN 10 WORKING DAYS OF TEQCOM'S RECEIPT OF OUR DECISION. WHILE WE DO NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHEN TEQCOM RECEIVED OUR DECISION, WE CONSIDER IT REASONABLE TO ASSUME THAT IT WAS RECEIVED WITHIN 1 CALENDAR WEEK OF ITS ISSUANCE, OR BY MAY 1. WILLIAMS AND LANE, INCORPORATED, B-212237.2, DECEMBER 16, 1983, 83-2 CPD 696. THEREFORE, WE CONSIDER THIS REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION, FILED IN OUR OFFICE ON MAY 24, 1984, 17 WORKING DAYS AFTER THAT DATE, UNTIMELY AND NOT FOR CONSIDERATION. WILLIAMS AND LANE, INCORPORATED, SUPRA.

THE REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION IS DISMISSED.