[Protest of Any Contract Award Under IFB Issued by Architect of the Capitol]

B-212065: Aug 15, 1983

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A firm protested any Architect of the Capitol contract award under an invitation for bids (IFB) which was a resolicitation for chimney repair services. The low bid under the first IFB was rejected when it failed to prove a claimed mistake in its bid price. Subsequently, that solicitation was canceled because the protester's second low bid and all other bids were unreasonably high. The required services were resolicited and the protester was again the second low bidder. The protester objected to the cancellation of the first IFB and claimed that, as the second low bidder under that solicitation, it should have received a contract award. Under bid protest procedures, the protester was required to raise this allegation within 10 working days of knowledge that the IFB was canceled. Since this protest was not filed within that timeframe, it was dismissed as untimely.

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