GAO Considers Receipt of Email During Regular Business Hours Adequate Notice

A recent GAO decision provides a costly lesson about the importance of having internal procedures to receive and respond to official e-mail communications when a company team member is unavailable. The stakes can be big–GAO recently dismissed a contractor’s protest challenging the Department of State’s decision to cancel a solicitation. The question in this matter revolved around when a party is deemed to have  received constructive notice of an agency’s cancellation of a solicitation.

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