[Protests of Navy Rejection of Bids]

B-258498,B-258508: Nov 8, 1994

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A firm protested the Navy's rejection of its bids as nonresponsive, contending that the: (1) Navy's rejection was improper, since the defects in its bid bonds could be cured after bid opening; and (2) bond requirements were confusing and contradictory. GAO held that the: (1) Navy properly rejected the protester's bids as nonresponsive, since its bid bonds were not in the proper amounts; and (2) protester untimely filed after bid opening its protests of the solicitations' bond requirements. Accordingly, the protests were dismissed.