[Request for Reconsideration of Protest of Air Force Contract Award]

B-250468.2: Dec 18, 1992

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A firm requested reconsideration of its dismissed protest challenging a proposed Air Force sole-source contract award for an automated bulk storage and file transfer system, contending that the Air Force should have competitively procured one subsystem. GAO held that the protester's failure to timely express interest did not allow the Air Force the opportunity to timely evaluate the propriety of continuing with its sole-source award. Accordingly, the dismissal was affirmed.