[Request for Reconsideration of Dismissed Protest]

B-220891.2: Dec 16, 1985

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A firm requested reconsideration of the dismissal of its protest against a Department of the Treasury contract award. The original protest was dismissed because the protester failed to state a basis for its protest that its proposal was not properly evaluated. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that: (1) the agency spent inadequate time for a fair or proper evaluation; (2) inadequate discussions were held; (3) its low technical rating demonstrated that the agency improperly changed the solicitation's evaluation criteria; and (4) a personal presentation should have been included in the solicitation. GAO found that there was no allegation that the agency's evaluation deviated from the evaluation criteria or that its conclusions were in error. GAO determined that: (1) the amount of time the agency spent evaluating proposals did not constitute a valid basis for protest absent any indication as to why the evaluation could not have been completed within the established timeframe; (2) the protester failed to detail what aspects of its proposal the agency failed to properly consider; and (3) the allegation that a personal presentation should have been included in the solicitation was untimely. Accordingly, the prior decision was affirmed.

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