[Protest of USDA Contract Award for Real Estate Brokerage Services]

B-243063: Mar 5, 1991

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A firm protested a Department of Agriculture (USDA) contract award for real estate brokerage services, contending that: (1) its bid was low; (2) its previous contractor performance was more successful than the awardee's; and (3) USDA did not consider its status as a woman-owned small business. GAO held that the protester untimely filed its GAO-level protest more than 10 days after USDA denied its agency-level protest. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.