B&B Medical Services, Inc.; Rotech Healthcare, Inc.
B-404241,B-404241.2: Jan 19, 2011
B&B Medical Services, Inc., of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Rotech Healthcare, Inc., of Orlando, Florida, protest the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. VA-244-10-RP-0221 issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for home oxygen equipment rental and services. Specifically, the protesters challenge the VA's decision not to apply a statutory non-manufacturer rule to the solicitation, and the agency's decision to set aside this procurement for Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small businesses. B&B also asserts that the agency must evaluate non-manufacturers using a 500-employee size standard.
We deny the protests.