[Request for Reconsideration of Dismissal of Untimely Protest]

B-222602.3: Aug 5, 1986

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A firm requested reconsideration of the dismissal of its protest under a Navy solicitation as untimely. GAO dismissed the protest because the Navy's denial of the protester's initial protest constituted notice of a proposed award, such that the protester should have filed its protest with GAO within 10 days. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that the denial was inconsistent with: (1) a GAO employee's statement; (2) prior GAO precedent; and (3) GAO statutory responsibility. GAO held that: (1) its employee's opinions did not constitute official action; (2) the cases the protester cited involved situations clearly distinguishable from the instant protest; (3) GAO timeliness rules were necessary to ensure prompt and equitable resolutions of protests; and (4) the protester failed to show that the prior decision contained legal or factual errors that would warrant its reversal or modification. Accordingly, the original decision was affirmed.

Nov 16, 2017

  • HBI-GF, JV
    We deny the protest.
    B-415036
  • Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest because it raises a matter of contract administration over which we do not exercise jurisdiction.
    B-414410.4

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