[Protest of DCSC Rejection of Bid for Helicopter Parts]

B-258980: Nov 14, 1994

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A firm protested the Defense Construction Supply Center's (DCSC) rejection of its bid for helicopter parts, contending that DCSC improperly rejected its bid as technically unacceptable. GAO held that the protester: (1) untimely filed after bid opening its protest regarding the alleged solicitation impropriety; and (2) failed to obtain permission to use the manufacturer's product as required. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.