B-212289, JUL 26, 1983

B-212289: Jul 26, 1983

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DIGEST: A CONTRACTOR'S COMPLAINT CONCERNING THE ALLEGEDLY IMPROPER ADMINISTRATION OF ITS CONTRACT IS NOT A MATTER FOR REVIEW UNDER GAO'S BID PROTEST PROCEDURES. CONTENDING THAT THE ACTIONS OF THE CONTRACTING AGENCY HAVE MADE PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTRACT IMPOSSIBLE. OUR OFFICE WILL NOT REVIEW A CONTRACTOR'S PROTEST THAT ITS CONTRACT IS NOT BEING ADMINISTERED PROPERLY. ARE RESERVED FOR CONSIDERING WHETHER AN AWARD. NOT WITH HOW CONTRACTING OFFICERS ADMINISTER CONTRACTS THAT HAVE BEEN AWARDED. THE CONTRACTOR'S REMEDY IS TO PURSUE THE MATTER UNDER THE CONTRACT'S DISPUTES PROCEDURES. THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.

B-212289, JUL 26, 1983

DIGEST: A CONTRACTOR'S COMPLAINT CONCERNING THE ALLEGEDLY IMPROPER ADMINISTRATION OF ITS CONTRACT IS NOT A MATTER FOR REVIEW UNDER GAO'S BID PROTEST PROCEDURES, BUT INSTEAD SHOULD BE PURSUED UNDER THE CONTRACT'S DISPUTES PROCEDURES.

TELE-SENTRY SECURITY COMPANY:

TELE-SENTRY SECURITY COMPANY HAS REQUESTED AN INVESTIGATION OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF ITS CONTRACT NO. GS-04-B-81006 WITH THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, CONTENDING THAT THE ACTIONS OF THE CONTRACTING AGENCY HAVE MADE PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTRACT IMPOSSIBLE. WE DISMISS THE PROTEST.

OUR OFFICE WILL NOT REVIEW A CONTRACTOR'S PROTEST THAT ITS CONTRACT IS NOT BEING ADMINISTERED PROPERLY. OUR BID PROTEST PROCEDURES, 4 C.F.R. PART 21 (1983), ARE RESERVED FOR CONSIDERING WHETHER AN AWARD, OR PROPOSED AWARD, OF A CONTRACT COMPLIES WITH STATUTORY, REGULATORY AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS, AND NOT WITH HOW CONTRACTING OFFICERS ADMINISTER CONTRACTS THAT HAVE BEEN AWARDED. SEE DELTA ELEVATOR SERVICE CORPORATION, B-208252, MARCH 23, 1983, 83-1 CPD 299. THE CONTRACTOR'S REMEDY IS TO PURSUE THE MATTER UNDER THE CONTRACT'S DISPUTES PROCEDURES. SEE THE CONTRACT DISPUTES ACT OF 1978, 41 U.S.C. SECS. 601-613 (SUPP. IV 1980).

THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.