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A firm requested reconsideration of a decision which denied its claim for bid preparation costs because the invitation for bids was canceled. The protester contended that the Air Force did not comply with its own regulations in canceling the solicitation. GAO held that, even if the Air Force had violated its own rules, such internal guidelines do not have the force of law. Further, the protester did not raise any new issues of fact or demonstrate that errors of law were made in the prior decision. Accordingly, the prior decision was affirmed.


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