Information Ventures, Inc., B-293518; B-293518.2, March 29, 2004
B-293518,B-293518.2: Mar 29, 2004
DIGEST Protest that published synopsis expressing an agency's intent to award a sole-source contract under simplified acquisition procedures was improper because the synopsis lacked necessary information is sustained where the synopsis did not accurately describe the agency's requirements. In relevant part: The specific objective of this procurement is to plan and convene a conference aimed at the increasing aging services providers' knowledge around substance abuse and mental health issues facing older adults. Sole source determination is based upon the contractor's experience and expertise in working with aging services providers and providing vital services to geriatric populations. The contractor is a key to insuring that the toolkit will be accepted and used widely by the aging services network.