[Protest of Proposed Navy Contract Award for Radar System]

B-225781: May 8, 1987

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A firm protested a proposed Navy contract award for a radar system, contending that: (1) the solicitation unnecessarily restricted competition; and (2) the Navy should have procured the required subsystems under a separate solicitation. The protester also claimed reimbursement for its bid and protest preparation costs. GAO held that: (1) since the protester failed to protest within 10 working days after the Navy denied its agency-level protest, the protest was untimely; (2) the protester's allegations did not raise any significant issues that would warrant exception to the timeliness rules; and (3) it would not consider the claim, since the protester failed to submit a timely protest. Accordingly, the protest and claim were dismissed.

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