[Protest of Navy Sole-Source Contract Award for Electrical Cleaning Units]
B-219626: Aug 5, 1985
- Full Report:
A firm protested a Navy sole-source contract award, contending that it should have been given an opportunity to compete with the awardee for the contract. GAO noted that the Navy gave notice in the Commerce Business Daily (CBD) that sole-source negotiations with the awardee would be conducted and when the solicitation would be issued. GAO has held that: (1) the publication of a procurement in the CBD constitutes constructive notice of the solicitation and its contents; and (2) protests must be filed within 10 working days after the basis of protest is known or should have been known. GAO found that the protester filed its protest more than 1 month after notice of the solicitation was published; therefore, the protest was untimely filed. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.