[Protest of Army Corps of Engineers Bid Rejection]

B-270766: Dec 29, 1995

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A firm protested the Army Corps of Engineers rejection of its late bid, contending that: (1) a police roadblock prevented it from delivering its bid on time; and (2) the Corps failed to provide sufficient time for it to prepare and submit its bid. GAO held that the protester: (1) did not meet the exceptions under which the Corps could consider its late bid; and (2) untimely filed after bid opening its protest of the Corps' alleged failure to allow sufficient bid preparation time. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.