[Protest of VA Contract Award for Patient Transportation Services]

B-225639: Jan 29, 1987

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A firm protested a Veterans Administration (VA) contract award for patient transportation services to another firm, contending that: (1) VA improperly awarded the contract, since the awardee did not possess the requisite state operating authority; and (2) GAO should hold a conference to discuss the matter. GAO held that: (1) VA properly awarded the contract to the awardee without determining whether it had the appropriate state or local operating authority, since the solicitation specifications did not impose a specific licensing requirement; and (2) it would not hold a conference, since the protest was without legal merit and a conference would serve no useful purpose. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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  • CDO Technologies, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest because it is untimely where it was filed more than 10 days after CDO knew or reasonably should have known the bases for its protest.
  • Protection Strategies, Inc.
    We deny the protest.

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