Protest of Inadequate Time to Submit Sample Item

B-187586: Jan 24, 1977

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Company protested award of contract for home alarm systems, maintaining that the 2 days within which to submit a sample limited competition to those firms currently manufacturing the unit, and that the sample should not have been required as a condition for bidding. Because the request for proposals stated that a sample might be required, the protest was untimely when filed after the proposal was submitted and was rejected. (SW)