Request for Cancellation of Timber Sale Contract Because of Allegedly Defective Solicitation

B-189676: Dec 27, 1977

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A protester requested cancellation and readvertisment of a timber sale contract, maintaining that the solicitation was generally defective and discouraged competitive bidding. In spite of an inadvertent discrepancy in the specification, cancellation was not required since solicitation provisions were not unreasonable, unduly restrictive, or in violation of statutes, and the protester knew of the proper specification prior to opening.