[Protest of SSA Solicitation for Health Care Services]

B-274585: Nov 18, 1996

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A firm protested a Social Security Administration (SSA) solicitation for health care services, contending that the solicitation, as amended, was ambiguous. GAO held that the protester: (1) untimely filed its protest after the closing date for receipt of proposals following the amendment; and (2) could not simply make unsupported assumptions regarding the meaning of the solicitation and then expect relief when SSA did not interpret the solicitation in the manner the protester assumed it would. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.