[Protest of Any Navy Contract Award for Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services]

B-232431.4: Apr 20, 1989

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A firm protested any Navy contract award for laundry and dry cleaning services, contending that the Navy should cancel and resolicit because the Navy: (1) precluded it from submitting a bid by failing to provide it copies of amendments revising the bid opening date; and (2) received only two responsive bids. The protester also contended that the Navy should not have opened bids pending the outcome of the instant protest. GAO held that: (1) there was no evidence that the Navy deliberately did not mail the amendments to the protester; (2) two bids constituted adequate competition, and there was no evidence that the bids were unreasonable; and (3) regulations did not prohibit the Navy from proceeding with the procurement up to the point of award. Accordingly, the protest was denied.