B-220964, DEC 24, 1985, 85-2 CPD 714

B-220964: Dec 24, 1985

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QUESTIONS - SOLICITATION CANCELED DIGEST: PROTEST THAT AWARD SHOULD NOT BE MADE TO ANOTHER BIDDER IS DISMISSED AS ACADEMIC WHERE AGENCY HAS DETERMINED THAT ALL BID PRICES RECEIVED ARE UNREASONABLE AND HAS CANCELED THE SOLICITATION. THE VA ADVISED OUR OFFICE THAT THE CONTRACTING OFFICER HAS CANCELED THE PROCUREMENT BECAUSE OF THE DETERMINATION THAT ALL BID PRICES RECEIVED ARE UNREASONABLE. OUR OFFICE WILL NOT CONSIDER A PROTEST WHEN THE SOLICITATION UNDERLYING IT HAS BEEN CANCELED SINCE CANCELLATION RENDERS THE PROTEST ACADEMIC.

B-220964, DEC 24, 1985, 85-2 CPD 714

CONTRACTS - PROTESTS - MOOT, ACADEMIC, ETC. QUESTIONS - SOLICITATION CANCELED DIGEST: PROTEST THAT AWARD SHOULD NOT BE MADE TO ANOTHER BIDDER IS DISMISSED AS ACADEMIC WHERE AGENCY HAS DETERMINED THAT ALL BID PRICES RECEIVED ARE UNREASONABLE AND HAS CANCELED THE SOLICITATION.

CAPITAL ELECTRIC CONSTRUCTION COMPANY OF KANSAS, INC.:

CAPITAL ELECTRIC CONSTRUCTION COMPANY OF KANSAS, INC. (CAPITAL ELECTRIC), PROTESTS ANY AGENCY ACTION TO AWARD A CONTRACT (PROJECT NO. 80-112) TO JARAL CONSTRUCTORS, INC. (JARAL), FOR THE REHABILITATION OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM OF SEVERAL BUILDINGS AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION (VA) MEDICAL CENTER, LEAVENWORTH KANSAS. CAPITAL ELECTRIC OBJECTS TO JARAL'S REQUEST THAT IT BE PERMITTED TO CORRECT A MISTAKE IN ITS BID.

BY LETTER DATED DECEMBER 3, 1985, THE VA ADVISED OUR OFFICE THAT THE CONTRACTING OFFICER HAS CANCELED THE PROCUREMENT BECAUSE OF THE DETERMINATION THAT ALL BID PRICES RECEIVED ARE UNREASONABLE. OUR OFFICE WILL NOT CONSIDER A PROTEST WHEN THE SOLICITATION UNDERLYING IT HAS BEEN CANCELED SINCE CANCELLATION RENDERS THE PROTEST ACADEMIC. HILL AVIATION LOGISTICS, B-218824, MAY 16, 1985, 85-1 CPD PARA. 560. ACCORDINGLY, WE DISMISS THE PROTEST.