College of Physicians Services, Inc.; COLA
B-294881,B-294881.2: Jan 3, 2005
- Full Report:
American College of Physicians Services, Inc. (ACPS) and COLA protest the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. N00140-04-R-0102, issued by the Department of the Navy to procure professional accreditation services and proficiency testing for medical laboratories operated by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Both protesters argue that the solicitation unduly restricts competition by bundling the purchase of accreditation services and laboratory proficiency testing in a single procurement. In addition, ACPS argues that it is also unduly restrictive to use one solicitation for all of the Navy's proficiency testing requirements. Both protesters also allege that purchasing accreditation and proficiency testing services jointly is not a commercial practice.
We deny the protests.