Protest Alleging Failure of Contracting Officer To Provide Required Small Business Assistance

B-183744: Aug 27, 1975

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The protester objected to the rejection of its low bid, alleging that the contracting officer had not provided the assistance required to be given to a small business concern before determining that its bid was nonresponsive. The protest was untimely and not for consideration on its merits since it was filed more than 5 days after the protester received notice of the agency's adverse action on its protest.