B-416510 1 (2018-07-12)

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GAOU.S. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE
441 G St. N.W.                                                Comptroller General
Washington, DC 20548                                          of the United States




Decision


Matter of: State Women Corporation

File:       B-416510

Date:       July 12, 2018

Sultan Siddiqi and Ahmad Yar Gharany, for the protester.
Maria Kolokithias, Esq., and Thomas J. Warren, Esq., Department of the Army, for the
agency.
Evan D. Wesser, Esq., and Edward Goldstein, Esq., Office of the General Counsel,
GAO, participated in the preparation of the decision.
DIGEST

1. Where an agency clearly indicated that a debriefing provided under the Department
of Defense's enhanced postaward debriefing procedures was considered closed
following the agency's responses to an initial set of questions submitted by the
protester, the protester's posing of additional questions to the agency after the
debriefing concluded does not extend the time for filing a bid protest, and a protest filed
more than 10 days after the agency's initial responses is dismissed as untimely.

2. Following use of enhanced debriefing procedures, the time period for filing a protest
is 10 days, as provided under our Regulations, not 5 days, as argued by the agency.
DECISION

State Women Corporation (SWC), of Kabul, Afghanistan, protests the award of a
contract to Macro Vantage Levant DMCC (MVL), of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, under
request for proposals (RFP) No. W5J9JE-1 8-R-0008, which was issued by the
Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, for the design and construction of a new
consolidated morgue and visitation center at the Kabul National Military Hospital in
Kabul, Afghanistan. SWC challenges the agency's evaluation of its proposal, and the
best-value tradeoff resulting in the award of the contract to a higher-rated, higher-priced
proposal.


We dismiss the protest as untimely.

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