[Protest of AID Noncompetitive Contract Award]

B-270386: Jan 5, 1996

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A firm protested an Agency for International Development (AID) noncompetitive contract award, contending that AID should have: (1) used competitive procurement procedures; and (2) allowed it to compete for award. The firm further contended that its protest should not be considered academic, since AID may decide not to conduct a competitive procurement. GAO held that the protest was: (1) academic, since AID granted the relief requested; and (2) untimely, since it anticipated improper agency action. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.