[Protest of Interior Rejection of Late Bid]

B-260106: Feb 7, 1995

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A firm protested the Department of the Interior's rejection of its late bid, contending that its bid should have been considered for award even though it was received late. GAO held that the protester: (1) erroneously assumed that the standard closing time for bids would be extended pursuant to the solicitation modification; (2) failed to state a valid basis of protest; and (3) untimely filed its protest more than 10 days after it knew the basis of protest. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.