Allied Protection Services, Inc.
B-297825, Mar 23, 2006
Allied Protection Services, Inc. (APS) protests as unduly restrictive the requirement that offerors have a secret facility clearance prior to the due date for proposals, and the refusal of the agency to sponsor potential offerors for that security clearance, under request for proposals (RFP) No. HQ0034-06-R-1005, issued by the Department of Defense (DOD), Washington Headquarters Services, Acquisition and Procurement Office, for guard services for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA). APS argues that the clearance requirement effectively eliminates APS from competition and asserts that offerors without a clearance should be permitted to submit proposals, with the agency then sponsoring the awardees for the required clearance.
We deny the protest.