SMF Systems Technology Corporation, B-292419.3, November 26, 2003
B-292419.3, Nov 26, 2003
To cancel request for quotations for services under the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) and to issue an order for services on a noncompetitive basis because the initial competition allegedly was contrary to regulations governing FSS acquisitions and inconsistent with an urgent need to conduct the procurement with minimum delay was not reasonable where the competition conducted was not contrary to applicable regulations and the urgency was primarily the result of the agency's missteps in the acquisition process. The VA advised SMF that its quotation was not selected. SMF was advised that its quotation. Which was selected. Was not considered because SMF had not included required resumes. The VA advised our Office that the contracting officer had reviewed the procurement and determined that since a General Services Administration (GSA) schedule contract was the source [of the RFQ].