Daston Corporation, B-292583; B-292583.2, October 20, 2003
B-292583,B-292583.2: Oct 20, 2003
To add this work was outside the scope of that contract. The RFP was issued on May 16. Clarifications were requested on June 4 and received on June 5. This timeline indicated that consolidation was to commence by March 2004. It was at this meeting that the contracting officer first learned of DOT's consolidation plan and timetable. Since the timetable established by the CIO indicated that consolidation was to commence in March 2004. 4 months before the base year term was to expire. This protest to our Office was filed. Cancellation is proper where award under the solicitation would not meet the government's actual needs. The agency properly may cancel a solicitation no matter when the information precipitating the cancellation first surfaces or should have been known.