B-216501, OCT 19, 1984, 84-2 CPD 424

B-216501: Oct 19, 1984

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CONTRACTS - PROTESTS - GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE PROCEDURES - TIMELINESS OF PROTEST - SOLICITATION IMPROPRIETIES - APPARENT PRIOR TO BID OPENING/CLOSING DATE FOR PROPOSALS DIGEST: PROTEST AGAINST ALLEGED IMPROPRIETY IN SOLICITATION OF BEST AND FINAL OFFERS MADE AFTER CLOSING DATE FOR BEST AND FINAL OFFERS IS UNTIMELY. WAS IMPROPER BECAUSE IT ADDED THAT PROGRESS PAYMENTS WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED UNTIL AFTER FIRST ARTICLE APPROVAL. THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE RECEIPT OF BEST AND FINAL OFFERS WAS SEPTEMBER 19. ITS PROTEST IS UNTIMELY. THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.

B-216501, OCT 19, 1984, 84-2 CPD 424

CONTRACTS - PROTESTS - GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE PROCEDURES - TIMELINESS OF PROTEST - SOLICITATION IMPROPRIETIES - APPARENT PRIOR TO BID OPENING/CLOSING DATE FOR PROPOSALS DIGEST: PROTEST AGAINST ALLEGED IMPROPRIETY IN SOLICITATION OF BEST AND FINAL OFFERS MADE AFTER CLOSING DATE FOR BEST AND FINAL OFFERS IS UNTIMELY.

CALIFORNIA AERO DYNAMICS CORPORATION:

CALIFORNIA AERO DYNAMICS CORPORATION (CADC) PROTESTS THAT THE SOLICITATION OF BEST AND FINAL OFFERS UNDER REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. F09603-84-R-0425 ISSUED BY ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, GEORGIA, WAS IMPROPER BECAUSE IT ADDED THAT PROGRESS PAYMENTS WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED UNTIL AFTER FIRST ARTICLE APPROVAL.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE RECEIPT OF BEST AND FINAL OFFERS WAS SEPTEMBER 19, 1984. CADC PROTESTED TO OUR OFFICE BY LETTER DATED SEPTEMBER 20, 1984.

SINCE CADC DID NOT PROTEST UNTIL AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR BEST AND FINAL OFFERS, ITS PROTEST IS UNTIMELY. SEE JOHN CRANE-HOUDAILLE, INC., B-212899, JAN. 20, 1984, 84-1 CPD PARA. 89.

THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.

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