[Protest of Navy Referral to SBA]

B-253410.2: Aug 18, 1994

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An awardee protested the Navy's referral of another firm's responsibility to the Small Business Administration in response to that firm's protest of a contract award for on-line diagnostics and maintenance of automated data processing equipment, contending that the Navy should have rejected the firm's bid as technically unacceptable. GAO held that the protester untimely filed its protest more than 10 days after it knew the basis of protest. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.