[Protest of GSA Contract Award]
B-209043: Oct 4, 1982
- Full Report:
A firm protested the award of a contract for cleaning equipment under a solicitation issued by the General Services Administration (GSA). The protester contended that the awardee's bid was nonresponsive because the awardee: (1) indicated that it was the manufacturer of two items manufactured by another firm, and (2) falsely certified that it was the manufacturer of all the equipment offered. The protest to GAO was filed more than 1 month after GSA denied the initial protest. Protest procedures require that a protest first filed with an agency and subsequently filed with GAO must be filed within 10 working days of actual knowledge of initial adverse agency action. Consequently, the protest was dismissed as untimely.