Quality Technology, Inc., B-292883.2, January 21, 2004 * REDACTED DECISION
B-292883.2: Jan 21, 2004
DIGEST Cancellation of request for quotations was reasonable where quotations received were substantially higher than agency's available funding for requirement. Contends that the cancellation lacks a reasonable basis and is only a pretext by the agency to avoid our Office's review of an earlier protest Quality filed challenging the agency's failure to solicit its quotation under the RFQ. Quality filed a protest with our Office contending that the agency's failure to solicit its quotation was a de facto debarment of the firm. /1/ The protester alleged that agency personnel told Quality that it was not solicited because the agency decided "to move in a different direction. The record shows that shortly after the RFQ was issued.