Protest of Wage Rate Determination and Other Alleged Improprieties

B-195489: Aug 16, 1979

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In a protest alleging improprieties in a General Services Administration (GSA) solicitation, the protester contended that it had argued with GSA about the alleged improprieties prior to and including the date of bid opening. A protest was filed with GAO 24 days after the date of bid opening. It was unclear if the protester filed an initial protest with GSA prior to bid opening. However, if it had been filed the GSA decision to open bids despite the pending protest constituted initial adverse agency action. Because the protest to GAO was not filed within 10 days of the initial adverse agency action, it was untimely and dismissed.