BOARD OF CONTRACT APPEALS
U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

In the Matter of          )
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the Appeal of             )
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NOBO                      )   Docket No. GPOBCA 04-00
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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
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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."