[Request for Reconsideration of Protest of VA Solicitation]

B-258536.2: Dec 9, 1994

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A firm requested reconsideration of its dismissed protest of a Department of Veterans Affairs solicitation. GAO had held that the protester untimely filed its protest after bid opening. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that it did not learn of the procurement protest procedures until after bid opening. GAO held that the protester: (1) had constructive notice of the procurement protest procedures in two government publications; and (2) provided no basis for waiving the timeliness requirements. Accordingly, the original decision was affirmed.