[Request for Reconsideration of Dismissed Protest of Air Force Solicitation]

B-255528.5: May 20, 1994

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A firm requested reconsideration of its dismissed protest of an Air Force solicitation. GAO had held that the protester untimely filed after bid opening its protest regarding the Air Force's determination to set aside the solicitation for small businesses. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that it did not have an adequate opportunity to prepare its protest, since it did not learn the basis of protest until shortly before bid opening. GAO held that it would not reconsider the original decision, since the protester: (1) untimely filed its protest regarding the alleged solicitation improprieties; and (2) knew the basis of protest before bid opening. Accordingly, the request for reconsideration was denied.