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When submitting bids, contractors should always double check their proposal submission methods, whether it be a designated portal, email, or any other method, and do so well before the deadline. GAO recently had the opportunity to examine proposal submission issues related to a US Navy procurement, and did not show sympathy for the contractor who experienced proposal submission issues right at the deadline.

GAO addressed late filing exceptions and issues with submission portals in the protest of Signet Technologies, Inc.

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Originally published Sept. 3, 2019.