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DIGEST: PROTEST RECEIVED AT GAO MORE THAN 10 WORKING DAYS AFTER BASIS FOR PROTEST WAS KNOWN IS DISMISSED AS UNTIMELY FILED. OUR BID PROTEST PROCEDURES REQUIRE THAT A PROTEST TO OUR OFFICE AGAINST THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT BE "FILED NOT LATER THAN 10 WORKING DAYS AFTER THE BASIS FOR PROTEST IS KNOWN OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN KNOWN. WHICHEVER IS EARLIER. THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.

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B-201392, FEB 9, 1981

DIGEST: PROTEST RECEIVED AT GAO MORE THAN 10 WORKING DAYS AFTER BASIS FOR PROTEST WAS KNOWN IS DISMISSED AS UNTIMELY FILED.

SECURITY ASSISTANCE FORCES & EQUIPMENT OHG:

SECURITY ASSISTANCE FORCES & EQUIPMENT OHG (SAFE) PROTESTS AGAINST A CONTRACT FOR MOTOROLA COMPONENTS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY ON A SOLE-SOURCE BASIS.

SAFE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE ARMY ON NOVEMBER 8, 1980, NOTIFYING IT OF THE SOLE-SOURCE CONTRACT. BY LETTER DATED NOVEMBER 10, 1980, TO OUR OFFICE, SAFE CONTESTED THE JUSTIFICATION FOR SOLE-SOURCE AWARD. RECEIVED SAFE'S LETTER ON NOVEMBER 25, 1980.

OUR BID PROTEST PROCEDURES REQUIRE THAT A PROTEST TO OUR OFFICE AGAINST THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT BE "FILED NOT LATER THAN 10 WORKING DAYS AFTER THE BASIS FOR PROTEST IS KNOWN OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN KNOWN, WHICHEVER IS EARLIER," 4 C.F.R. SEC. 20.2(B)(2) (1980), AND DEFINE "FILED" AS "RECEIPT IN THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE." 4 C.F.R. SEC. 20.2(B)(3). LING ELECTRONICS, INC., B-197748, AUGUST 6, 1980, 80-2 CPD 96. THEREFORE, THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.

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