Untimely Contract Award Protest

B-184037: Jun 27, 1975

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The protester objected to the award of a contract, alleging that the successful bidder submitted a nonresponsive offer. The protest was untimely and not for consideration on its merits since it was filed more than 5 days after notification of the agency's denial of a similar protest to the agency. The protester's inability to acquire a copy of the Bid Protest Procedures provided no basis for exemption from the timeliness rule since publication of the procedures in the Federal Register constituted constructive notice.