B-201871, FEB 19, 1981

B-201871: Feb 19, 1981

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DIGEST: PROTEST FILED MORE THAN 10 WORKING DAYS AFTER BASIS FOR PROTEST IS KNOWN IS UNTIMELY AND NOT FOR CONSIDERATION ON MERITS. REQUIRE PROTESTS TO BE FILED NOT LATER THAN 10 WORKING DAYS AFTER THE BASIS FOR PROTEST IS KNOWN. OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN KNOWN. WHICHEVER IS EARLIER. IT WAS INFORMED OF THE CANCELLATION BY THE CONTRACTING OFFICER ON DECEMBER 31. WAS NOT RECEIVED/FILED IN OUR OFFICE UNTIL JANUARY 22. THE PROTEST IS UNTIMELY AND IS DISMISSED.

B-201871, FEB 19, 1981

DIGEST: PROTEST FILED MORE THAN 10 WORKING DAYS AFTER BASIS FOR PROTEST IS KNOWN IS UNTIMELY AND NOT FOR CONSIDERATION ON MERITS.

FREEDOM ELEVATOR CORP.:

FREEDOM ELEVATOR CORP. (FREEDOM) PROTESTS THE CANCELLATION OF INVITATION FOR BIDS NO. 632-04-81, FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF ELEVATORS AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER, NORTHPORT, NEW YORK.

OUR BID PROTEST PROCEDURES, 4 C.F.R. SEC. 20.2(B)(2) (1980), REQUIRE PROTESTS TO BE FILED NOT LATER THAN 10 WORKING DAYS AFTER THE BASIS FOR PROTEST IS KNOWN, OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN KNOWN, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER. ACCORDING TO FREEDOM, IT WAS INFORMED OF THE CANCELLATION BY THE CONTRACTING OFFICER ON DECEMBER 31, 1980. ITS PROTEST, HOWEVER, WAS NOT RECEIVED/FILED IN OUR OFFICE UNTIL JANUARY 22, 1981. SINCE FREEDOM DID NOT MEET THE 10-DAY FILING REQUIREMENTS OF OUR PROCEDURES, THE PROTEST IS UNTIMELY AND IS DISMISSED.