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Add the delivery of proposals to a long list of tasks that need extra time to accommodate increased security at government installations. 

On June 30, 2005, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”), issued a decision in Kesser International, B-296294 in response to a bid protest.  According to the protester, its courier was delayed for twenty minutes by a military police random vehicle stop.  The courier ultimately delivered the proposal two to four minutes after the time set for receipt and the agency rejected the proposal as untimely.

In the decision, the GAO stated that the Agency acted reasonably in rejecting the late proposal and that contractors should anticipate security checkpoints and other difficulties in accessing government installations. Thus, the GAO found that the twenty minute delay did not constitute improper government action.