Untimely Protest Alleging Specification Impropriety

B-198714.2: Jul 8, 1980

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A firm protested the geographical limitation in an invitation for bids issued by the Farmers Home Administration. Protest procedures provide that a protest based upon alleged improprieties in a solicitation which are apparent prior to bid opening must be filed before bid opening. Since the protest was filed more than 2 months after bid opening, it was untimely and not for consideration.