Protest against Rejection of Late Proposal

B-189184: Aug 8, 1977

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The protester objected to the rejection of his bid as late. The hand-carried bid, delivered after the bid opening officer verified the accuracy of his wristwatch, announced that the time for bid opening had arrived, and opened and read three bids, may not be considered on the basis of the clock in the reception area, unless there is evidence presented to demonstrate that the bid was delivered prior to the designated time for bid opening.