BOARD OF CONTRACT APPEALS U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE In the Matter of ) ) the Appeal of ) ) NOBO ) Docket No. GPOBCA 04-00 ) Jackets 546-834, 546-837, ) 546-851 ) DECISION DISMISSING APPEAL FOR LACK OF JURISDICTION After a U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) contracting officer determined that Safety-Touch & Javithon, Inc. (Safety-Touch) was not responsible for purposes of the awards of GPO contracts 546-834, 546-837, and 546-851, the company challenged the decisions by filing bid protests with the General Accounting Office (GAO) pursuant to 31 U.S.C. §§ 3551-3556. GAO dismissed the protests because Safety-Touch failed to provide sufficient factual information to establish the likelihood that GPO had violated procurement laws or regulations. See, Safety-Touch & Javithon, Inc., B-284513, B-284528 (Jan. 28, 2000); Safety-Touch & Javithon, Inc., B-284549 (Feb. 1, 2000). GAO subsequently denied Safety-Touch's request for reconsideration of the earlier decisions. See, Safety-Touch & Javithon, Inc.--Reconsideration, B-284513.2, B-284528, B-284549.2 (Feb. 4, 2000). Now, the company1 seeks to litigate its bid protests before the GPO Board of Contract Appeals (GPOBCA). As the Board held recently in Idaho Blueprint & Supply Co. Inc., GPOBCA No. 27-99 (December 28, 1999), 1999 GPOBCA LEXIS 14, 1999 WL ___, the GPOBCA has no jurisdiction to hear bid protests. Therefore, this appeal is dismissed, with prejudice, for lack of jurisdiction. It is so Ordered. February 11, 2000 KERRY L. MILLER Administrative Judge _______________ 1 The three letters of appeal sent to the GPOBCA were written on the letterhead of the NOBO company, but were signed by HY Chen as "President of Safety Touch & Javithon, Inc."