[Protest of USDA Delivery Order for Financial Management System Support and Enhancement]

B-261070: Jun 9, 1995

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A firm protested a Department of Agriculture (USDA) delivery order for financial management system support services, contending that USDA: (1) improperly awarded the delivery order to the awardee, since it submitted the low bid; and (2) evaluated the bids on the basis of unstated evaluation criteria. GAO held that: (1) USDA properly rejected the protester's bid as nonresponsive, since the protester failed to indicate its total bid price; and (2) the protester untimely filed after bid opening its protest of alleged defective specifications. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.