B-213953, JAN 9, 1984

B-213953: Jan 9, 1984

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DIGEST: GAO WILL NOT CONSIDER A PROTEST THAT AN AGENCY SHOULD HAVE EXERCISED A CONTRACT OPTION INSTEAD OF ISSUING A NEW SOLICITATION WHERE THE OPTION IS EXERCISABLE AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE GOVERNMENT. SINCE THIS IS A MATTER OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION. THE CONTRACT IS A REQUIREMENTS TYPE FOR WATERTIGHT CLOSURE REPAIRS. AN OPTION IS EXERCISABLE AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE GOVERNMENT. A DECISION NOT TO EXERCISE THE OPTION IS A MATTER OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND NOT ONE THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER OUR BID PROTEST PROCEDURES. 83-2 CPD THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.

B-213953, JAN 9, 1984

DIGEST: GAO WILL NOT CONSIDER A PROTEST THAT AN AGENCY SHOULD HAVE EXERCISED A CONTRACT OPTION INSTEAD OF ISSUING A NEW SOLICITATION WHERE THE OPTION IS EXERCISABLE AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE GOVERNMENT, SINCE THIS IS A MATTER OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION.

MARDAN MARINE, LTD.:

MARDAN MARINE, LTD. PROTESTS THE DECISION OF THE NAVAL SUPPLY CENTER, PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA NOT TO EXERCISE AN OPTION IN CONTRACT NO. N00189-83-D -0153 FOR AN ADDITIONAL 1-YEAR PERFORMANCE PERIOD. THE CONTRACT IS A REQUIREMENTS TYPE FOR WATERTIGHT CLOSURE REPAIRS. THE NAVY DECIDED, FOR VARIOUS REASONS, TO RECOMPETE THE REQUIREMENT.

WHERE AS HERE, AN OPTION IS EXERCISABLE AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE GOVERNMENT, A DECISION NOT TO EXERCISE THE OPTION IS A MATTER OF CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND NOT ONE THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED UNDER OUR BID PROTEST PROCEDURES. SENTINEL ELECTRONICS, INC., B-212770, DECEMBER 20, 1983, 83-2 CPD

THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.

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