General Power Engineering Associates, Inc., B-292170, May 28, 2003
B-292170: May 28, 2003
DIGEST Contracting agency properly rejected bid as late where record shows that the bid was delivered by commercial carrier to the agency's loading dock after the time set for receipt of bids. Log book maintained by security guards in charge of monitoring the loading dock is acceptable evidence of the time of receipt of the bid even though the guards are not government employees since the log is maintained by the guards in the regular course of monitoring the loading dock for the agency and there is no reason to challenge the log's authenticity or reliability. GPEA's bid was sent via Airborne Express. The bid was received at the agency's loading dock at 2:14 p.m. on January 23. No other delivery from Airborne Express is noted on the log for that day.