[Protest of Comptroller of Currency Rejection of Bid for Architectural and Engineering Services]
B-259552: Mar 20, 1995
- Full Report:
A firm protested the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's (OCC) rejection of its late bid for architectural and engineering services, contending that: (1) its bid should not have been considered late; and (2) OCC should have accepted its bid, since its late receipt was due to government mishandling. GAO held that: (1) OCC properly rejected the protester's bid as late, since the protester failed to show that the bid's late receipt was due to government mishandling; and (2) the protester's failure to allow sufficient time for delivery of its bid caused its late receipt. Accordingly, the protest was denied.