[Request for Reconsideration of Dismissed Protest Against DOE Contract Award for Support Services]

B-231025.6: Sep 13, 1988

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A firm requested reconsideration of its dismissed protest against a Department of Energy (DOE) contract award for support services. GAO had: (1) originally dismissed the protest as academic after DOE terminated the contract award; and (2) declined to reinstate the protest after the General Services Administration's Board of Contract Appeals reinstated the award. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that DOE failed to provide it with the required preaward notice so that it could timely protest the awardee's small business size status. GAO held that the DOE failure to timely provide the preaward notice did not prejudice the protester, since the Small Business Administration determined that the awardee was a small business for the procurement. Accordingly, the request for reconsideration was denied.