B-298247,B-298247.2, Jul 27, 2006
Fabritech, Inc., a small business, protests the award of a contract to The Purdy Corporation under request for proposals (RFP) No. W58RGZ-04-R-0686, issued by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) for overhaul of tail rotor gearboxes for the AH-64 helicopter. Fabritech argues that the agency improperly failed to refer the determination of Fabritech's responsibility to the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the certificate of competency (COC) program. Fabritech also asserts that the agency treated it and the awardee unequally in that the agency either failed to verify that the awardee would provide certified parts--as Fabritech was asked to do--or the agency held discussions with the awardee without also holding discussions with Fabritech.
We sustain the protest.