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PROCUREMENT - BID PROTEST - PREMATURE ALLEGATION - GAO REVIEW DIGEST: PROTEST AGAINST THE CONTENTS OF A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) IS DISMISSED AS PREMATURE WHERE RFP HAS NOT YET BEEN ISSUED. HAS PROTESTED WHAT IT BELIEVES WILL BE THE CONTENTS OF PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) NO. UNIVOX'S PROTEST IS PREMATURE SINCE THE ARMY HAS NOT YET ISSUED THE RFP. THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED. THIS WILL NOT PRECLUDE THE FILING OF A PROTEST IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR BID PROTEST REGULATIONS.

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B-225449, NOV 10, 1986, 86-2 CPD 549

PROCUREMENT - BID PROTEST - PREMATURE ALLEGATION - GAO REVIEW DIGEST: PROTEST AGAINST THE CONTENTS OF A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) IS DISMISSED AS PREMATURE WHERE RFP HAS NOT YET BEEN ISSUED.

UNIVOX CALIFORNIA INC.:

UNIVOX CALIFORNIA, INC. (UNIVOX), HAS PROTESTED WHAT IT BELIEVES WILL BE THE CONTENTS OF PROPOSED DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) NO. DAAK70-87-R-0102, FOR A WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM. THE ARMY INFORMS US, HOWEVER, THAT THE RFP MAY NOT BE ISSUED UNTIL DECEMBER, 1986, OR LATER.

UNIVOX'S PROTEST IS PREMATURE SINCE THE ARMY HAS NOT YET ISSUED THE RFP. SEE NORFOLK SHIPBUILDING & DRYDOCK CORP., B-219988.3, DEC. 16, 1985, 85-2 CPD PARA. 667.

CONSEQUENTLY, THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED. OF COURSE, THIS WILL NOT PRECLUDE THE FILING OF A PROTEST IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR BID PROTEST REGULATIONS, 4 C.F.R. PART 21 (1986), IF DEEMED APPROPRIATE AFTER ISSUANCE OF ANY SOLICITATION.

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