[Protest of Navy Solicitation and Contract Award]

B-262035: Jul 20, 1995

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A firm protester a Navy solicitation and contract award, contending that the Navy should have: (1) issued the solicitation as a small business set-aside; (2) defined the best-value award factors; and (3) made award to it, since it offered a lower price. GAO held that the protester: (1) untimely filed after bid opening its protest of the Navy's failure to set aside the solicitation and define the award factors; and (2) failed to state a valid basis for protesting. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.