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DIGEST: PROTEST ALLEGING THAT THE SOLICITATIONS' SPECIFICATIONS WERE INADEQUATE WHICH WAS FILED AFTER THE CLOSING DATES FOR RECEIPT OF INITIAL PROPOSALS IS UNTIMELY AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. OUR BID PROTEST PROCEDURES STATE THAT PROTESTS BASED ON ALLEGED IMPROPRIETIES IN A SOLICITATION THAT ARE APPARENT PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF INITIAL PROPOSALS MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT TIME. THE AIR FORCE HAS INFORMED THIS OFFICE THAT THE AMENDED CLOSING DATE FOR SOLICITATION 1176 WAS SEPTEMBER 22. FOR SOLICITATION 1394 THE CLOSING DATE WAS AUGUST 6. FOR SOLICITATION 0722 IT WAS DECEMBER 17. THE PROTESTER'S LETTER TO THIS OFFICE COMPLAINING THAT EACH SOLICITATION CONTAINED "A WEAK DESCRIPTION WITHOUT TECHNICAL DETAILS" WAS RECEIVED ON JUNE 27.

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B-211064.2, JUL 21, 1983

DIGEST: PROTEST ALLEGING THAT THE SOLICITATIONS' SPECIFICATIONS WERE INADEQUATE WHICH WAS FILED AFTER THE CLOSING DATES FOR RECEIPT OF INITIAL PROPOSALS IS UNTIMELY AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

LEWIS CORPORATION:

LEWIS CORPORATION PROTESTS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) NOS. F41608 81-R- 1176, F41608-82-R-1394 AND F41608-83-R-0722 ISSUED BY KELLY AIR FORCE BASE FOR ULTRASONIC CLEANERS. THE PROTESTER CONTENDS THAT THE SOLICITATIONS CONTAINED INADEQUATE SPECIFICATIONS. WE DISMISS THE PROTEST AS UNTIMELY.

OUR BID PROTEST PROCEDURES STATE THAT PROTESTS BASED ON ALLEGED IMPROPRIETIES IN A SOLICITATION THAT ARE APPARENT PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF INITIAL PROPOSALS MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT TIME. C.F.R. SEC. 21.2 (B)(1) (1983). THE AIR FORCE HAS INFORMED THIS OFFICE THAT THE AMENDED CLOSING DATE FOR SOLICITATION 1176 WAS SEPTEMBER 22, 1981; FOR SOLICITATION 1394 THE CLOSING DATE WAS AUGUST 6, 1982; AND FOR SOLICITATION 0722 IT WAS DECEMBER 17, 1982. THE PROTESTER'S LETTER TO THIS OFFICE COMPLAINING THAT EACH SOLICITATION CONTAINED "A WEAK DESCRIPTION WITHOUT TECHNICAL DETAILS" WAS RECEIVED ON JUNE 27, 1983. SINCE THE PROTEST WAS FILED WELL AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR EACH OF THE SOLICITATIONS, THE PROTEST IS UNTIMELY AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. TELECTRO-MEK, INC., B-211055, MARCH 22, 1983, 83-1 CPD 297.

THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.

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