[Protest of USDA Contract Award for Storage Tank Removal Services]

B-258634: Dec 20, 1994

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A firm protested a Department of Agriculture (USDA) contract award for storage tank removal services, contending that the awardee's bid was nonresponsive, since it did not include a price for one of the line items. GAO held that: (1) USDA properly found the awardee's bid to be responsive, since the awardee included a price for the protested item; and (2) the protester untimely filed its protest more than 10 days after it learned the basis of protest. Accordingly, the protest was denied.