American Multi Media, Inc.--Reconsideration
B-293782.2, Aug 25, 2004
American Multi Media, Inc. (AMI) requests that we reconsider our May 10, 2004 decision dismissing as untimely its protest of the award of a contract to Potomac Talking Books Services, Inc. (PTBS) under invitation for bids (IFB) No. S-LCO4004, issued by the Library of Congress for recording magazines on cassettes in accordance with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped specifications. In its protest, AMI, which initially had been awarded a contract that included the recording of Good Housekeeping magazine, complained that the agency terminated that portion of its contract in order to award the requirement to PTBS after the agency decided that in evaluating bids it had neglected to apply a 10-percent price preference for nonprofit organizations that serve the blind and physically handicapped. AMI argued that PTBS was not a nonprofit organization, and it challenged the Library's interpretation of the statutory preference and its application of the preference to PTBS's bid.
On reconsideration, we reverse our prior dismissal, but we deny the merits of AMI's protest.