[Request for Reconsideration of Protest of Air Force Bid Rejection]

B-259374.2: Jan 5, 1995

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A firm requested reconsideration of its dismissed protest of the Air Force's rejection of its bid. GAO had held that the protester failed to provide sufficient factual information to show that the Air Force violated applicable procurement laws or regulations. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that: (1) its protest should be considered on its merits; (2) it was unaware of the bid protest requirements; and (3) the Air Force unreasonably determined that it was not responsible. GAO held that the protester: (1) could not provide support for its original protest in its request for reconsideration; (2) had constructive notice of procurement protest procedures, since they were published in available government publications; and (3) untimely filed its protest of the Air Force's responsibility determination more than 10 days after it knew the basis of protest. Accordingly, the request for reconsideration was denied.