Protest Regarding Propriety of GSA's Multiple Award Schedule Contract Award

B-198452: Jun 16, 1980

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A firm requested reconsideration of its previously denied protest regarding improper contract award procedures by the General Services Administration (GSA) under a Multiple Award Schedule Contract (MASC) request for proposals. The protester contended that it was inconceivable that there was no impropriety in the contract award procedures. Also, the protester reiterated its contentions that an insufficient interval existed between the closing date for receipt of initial proposals and the commencement of the MASC term and that GSA has a responsibility to allow sufficient time for evaluation of all offers so that it can be in a position to make awards to those who are responsive in time for the start of the contract period. GAO held that the protester failed to clearly demonstrate either errors of fact or of law in the previous decision. Accordingly, the previous decision was sustained.