[Second Request for Reconsideration of Dismissal of Protest Under GSA Solicitation]

B-219028.4: Feb 24, 1986

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For the second time, a firm requested reconsideration of the dismissal of its protest against any General Services Administration contract award for travel management services. GAO noted that it: (1) dismissed the original protest on the basis of a decision which held that the selection of a travel management services contractor was exempt from procurement statutes and regulations, but that decision was subsequently reversed; (2) denied the protester's first request for reconsideration because it had not been filed in a timely manner; and (3) rejected the protester's argument that the reversal of the previous decision constituted a new basis to reconsider the dismissal because the decision did not apply retroactively to the protester's allegations. GAO found that the second request for reconsideration did nothing more than reiterate the argument made in the first request and did not show any error of law or fact. Accordingly, the request for reconsideration was denied.