Untimely Protest Against Alleged Specification Improprieties

B-196251: Nov 15, 1979

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A firm protested several portions of the specifications in an Army invitation for bids. Bid protest procedures provide that protests against alleged improprieties in a solicitation should be filed before bid opening when the improprieties are apparent prior to bid opening. Since this protest was filed 3 days after bid opening, it was untimely and not for consideration by GAO.