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PROTEST AGAINST ALLEGED AMBIGUOUS DELIVERY SCHEDULE FILED AFTER CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF INITIAL PROPOSALS IS UNTIMELY. THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE RECEIPT OF INITIAL PROPOSALS WAS SEPTEMBER 22. WHICH IS APPARENT PRIOR TO BID OPENING OR THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF INITIAL PROPOSALS. SINCE THE PROTEST WAS NOT FILED PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF PROPOSALS. THE PROTEST IS UNTIMELY AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BY OUR OFFICE.

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B-188158, MARCH 25, 1977

PROTEST AGAINST ALLEGED AMBIGUOUS DELIVERY SCHEDULE FILED AFTER CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF INITIAL PROPOSALS IS UNTIMELY.

GSE DYNAMICS, INC.:

IN ITS LETTER OF FEBRUARY 14, 1977, GSE DYNAMICS, INC. FIRST PROTESTED THE ALLEGEDLY AMBIGUOUS DELIVERY REQUIREMENTS INCLUDED IN REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NO. DAAA09-76-R-9163, ISSUED BY THE U.S. ARMY ARMAMENT COMMAND, ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS. THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE RECEIPT OF INITIAL PROPOSALS WAS SEPTEMBER 22, 1976.

AS PROVIDED IN SEC. 20.2(B)(1) OF OUR BID PROTEST PROCEDURES, 4 C.F.R. 20.2(B)(1) (1976), A PROTEST BASED UPON AN ALLEGED IMPROPRIETY IN ANY TYPE OF SOLICITATION, WHICH IS APPARENT PRIOR TO BID OPENING OR THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF INITIAL PROPOSALS, MUST BE FILED "PRIOR TO BID OPENING OR THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF INITIAL PROPOSALS." SINCE THE PROTEST WAS NOT FILED PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF PROPOSALS, THE PROTEST IS UNTIMELY AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BY OUR OFFICE.

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