Protest Regarding MASC Award Procedures

B-198452: May 1, 1980

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A firm protested an agency's award procedures under a Multiple Award Schedule Contract (MASC) request for proposals (RFP). The protester believed that the RFP did not allow the agency sufficient time in which to evaluate offers and that all MASC awards should be made simultaneously. It requested that all current multiple award contracts be extended until a simultaneous award could be made. In support of its position, the protester cited two sections of the Code of Federal Regulations. GAO did not believe that either citation supported the protester's contention of impropriety in the agency's award procedure. Therefore, this part of the protest was summarily denied. The protester's request that all current multiple award contracts be extended until simultaneous awards could be made was a matter of contract administration and not subject to resolution under GAO Bid Protest Procedures. This part of the protest was dismissed.