[Protest of BOP Cancellation of Contract for Prison Facilities and Services]

B-249182.4: Jan 26, 1993

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A firm protested the Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) cancellation of its contract for prison facilities and services, contending that: (1) BOP improperly determined to renegotiate the contract; (2) the solicitation did not require bidders to list its key personnel; (3) it sufficiently disclosed information used to support its experience qualifications; (4) BOP failed to hold discussions with it prior to cancelling the contract; and (5) BOP should have terminated the contract for the government's convenience. GAO held that: (1) the protester untimely filed its protest alleging discrimination more than 10 days after BOP cancelled the contract; (2) the solicitation required bidders to list key personnel and their job descriptions; (3) BOP properly cancelled the contract and excluded the protester from the procurement, since the protester failed to fully disclose pertinent information that would have altered the award decision; and (4) BOP gave the protester ample opportunity to clarify all issues pertaining to the contract. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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