B-225865, JAN 9, 1987, 87-1 CPD 48

B-225865: Jan 9, 1987

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PROCUREMENT - BID PROTEST - GAO PROCEDURES - INTERESTED PARTIES - DIRECT INTEREST STANDARDS DIGEST: PROTESTER WHO DID NOT SUBMIT A QUOTATION IN RESPONSE TO A REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS (RFQ) IS NOT AN INTERESTED PARTY FOR PURPOSES OF PROTESTING AN AWARD UNDER THE RFQ. THE PROTESTER ARGUES THAT ELECTRONIC HARDWARE IS NOT LISTED ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST AS REQUIRED BY THE RFQ. OUR BID PROTEST REGULATIONS REQUIRE THAT A PARTY BE "INTERESTED" BEFORE IT WILL BE PERMITTED TO MAINTAIN A PROTEST. 4 C.F.R. IT IS NOT IN LINE FOR AWARD. THEREFORE IT IS NOT AN INTERESTED PARTY FOR PURPOSES OF PROTESTING AN AWARD UNDER THE RFQ. THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.

B-225865, JAN 9, 1987, 87-1 CPD 48

PROCUREMENT - BID PROTEST - GAO PROCEDURES - INTERESTED PARTIES - DIRECT INTEREST STANDARDS DIGEST: PROTESTER WHO DID NOT SUBMIT A QUOTATION IN RESPONSE TO A REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS (RFQ) IS NOT AN INTERESTED PARTY FOR PURPOSES OF PROTESTING AN AWARD UNDER THE RFQ.

AEROSPACE KNOB CO., DIVISION OF DUPREE, INC.:

AEROSPACE KNOB CO., A DIVISION OF DUPREE, INC., PROTESTS THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO ELECTRONIC HARDWARE CORP. UNDER REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS (RFQ) DLA500-86-T-KU72, ISSUED BY THE DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CENTER. THE PROTESTER ARGUES THAT ELECTRONIC HARDWARE IS NOT LISTED ON THE QUALIFIED PRODUCTS LIST AS REQUIRED BY THE RFQ.

THE AGENCY REPORTS THAT DUPREE DID NOT SUBMIT A QUOTATION IN RESPONSE TO THE RFQ. OUR BID PROTEST REGULATIONS REQUIRE THAT A PARTY BE "INTERESTED" BEFORE IT WILL BE PERMITTED TO MAINTAIN A PROTEST. 4 C.F.R. SEC. 21.1(A) (1986). THE REGULATIONS DEFINE AN "INTERESTED PARTY" AS AN ACTUAL OR PROSPECTIVE BIDDER OR OFFEROR WHOSE DIRECT ECONOMIC INTEREST WOULD BE AFFECTED BY THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT OR THE FAILURE TO AWARD A CONTRACT ID., SEC. 21.0(A). SINCE DUPREE DID NOT SUBMIT A QUOTATION, IT IS NOT IN LINE FOR AWARD; THEREFORE IT IS NOT AN INTERESTED PARTY FOR PURPOSES OF PROTESTING AN AWARD UNDER THE RFQ. RADIONIC HI-TECH, INC., B-219116, AUG. 26, 1985, CPD PARA. 230.

THE PROTEST IS DISMISSED.