[Protest of Army Limitation of Competition to Industrial-Base Producers]

B-237596: Feb 23, 1990

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A firm protested the Army's limitation of competition for night vision equipment to mobilization-base producers, contending that the Army had previously procured the items on an unrestricted basis. GAO held that: (1) the Army had the discretion to limit competition to maintain an adequate mobilization base; and (2) there was no evidence that the Army abused its discretion. Accordingly, the protest was denied.