[Protest of GSA Decision to Reject Restoration Expense Waiver]

B-259131: Dec 7, 1994

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A firm protested the General Services Administration's (GSA) decision to reject its proposed waiver of restoration expenses in the evaluation of its bid for office and related space, contending that its proposed waiver constituted a price adjustment under the solicitation specifications. GAO held that: (1) the solicitation only permitted adjustments for operating costs; (2) GSA had previously advised the protester that it would not consider price adjustments for restoration costs; and (3) the protester untimely filed its protest after bid opening. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.