Rejection of Low Bid for Failure To Provide Timely Bid Bond

B-198873: Published: Jun 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1980.

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A firm protested it's rejection as a low bidder for failure to provide a timely bid bond. GAO found that the objection to the bond requirement should have been raised before bid opening, thus the bidder's objection was untimely. The protest was not considered for this reason.