B-227881, B-227882, Jul 2, 1987, 87-2 CPD 13

B-227881,B-227882: Jul 2, 1987

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Even though it could have done so. Would not be eligible for award if protest were resolved in its favor and. White states that quotations were provided for White equipment by White's dealer. White states that these quotations were for White equipment listed on its GSA Supply Schedule contract. A party must be interested before we will consider its protest allegations. Even though it could have done so. It would not be eligible for award were we to resolve the protests in its favor and. It is not an interested party under our Regulations. The protest are dismissed.

B-227881, B-227882, Jul 2, 1987, 87-2 CPD 13

PROCUREMENT - Bid Protests - GAO procedures - Interested parties - Direct interest standards DIGEST: Protester who did not submit a quotation under a request for quotations, even though it could have done so, would not be eligible for award if protest were resolved in its favor and, therefore, lacks the requisite direct economic interest to be considered an interested party under our Bid Protest Regulations.

White Machine Company:

White Machine Company protests the placement of orders for vertical carousels to Kardex Systems, Inc., by the United States Air Force under request for quotations (RFQ) Nos. F29650-87-Q-F674 and F681. White contends that Kardex offered the carousels at a lower price than that listed by Kardex under its GSA Supply Schedule contract.

We dismiss the protests.

White indicates that it did not submit quotations under either of the RFQ's at issue. Rather, White states that quotations were provided for White equipment by White's dealer, Information Management Specialties. White states that these quotations were for White equipment listed on its GSA Supply Schedule contract.

Under our Bid Protest Regulations, a party must be interested before we will consider its protest allegations. In particular, our Regulations define an "interested party" as an actual or prospective offeror whose direct economic interest would be affected by the award of a contract or by the failure to award a contract. 4 C.F.R. Sec. 21.0(a) (1986). Since White did not submit a quotation, even though it could have done so, it would not be eligible for award were we to resolve the protests in its favor and, therefore, it is not an interested party under our Regulations. Guerra Technical Sales, Inc., B-213343, Feb. 22, 1984, 84-1 CPD Para. 221.

The protest are dismissed.