[Protests of DISC Rejection of Bids]

B-242361,B-242363,B-242364,B-242366: Mar 29, 1991

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A firm protested the Defense Industrial Supply Center's (DISC) rejection of its four bids for mechanical seal assemblies, contending that DISC: (1) unreasonably determined that its alternate offers were technically unacceptable; and (2) improperly limited competition. GAO held that: (1) the protester untimely filed one protest more than 10 working days after initial adverse action on its agency-level protest; (2) in the three other procurements, the protester submitted alternate products that did not satisfy DISC requirements; and (3) the protester untimely filed its protest regarding alleged solicitation defects. Accordingly, one protest was dismissed, and the remaining three were denied.