[Protest of DOE Rejection of Proposal From Competitive Range and Contract Award for Digital Fault Recording Systems]

B-224913.2: Nov 10, 1986

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A firm protested the Department of Energy's (DOE) elimination of its bid from the competitive range and contract award to another firm for two digital fault recording systems, contending that: (1) its bid offered to meet the government's minimum needs; (2) DOE should not have eliminated its bid from the competitive range; and (3) DOE should award it the contract at a cost saving to the government. GAO noted that the protester: (1) initially failed to state a basis for its protest; and (2) later submitted a detailed statement of its protest grounds. GAO held that the protester untimely protested more than 10 working days after becoming aware of the basis for protest. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.