[Protests of DOE Contractor Solicitations for Computer Components]

B-239782,B-239784,B-239785,B-239786,B-239787,B-239788,B-239789: Sep 20, 1990

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A firm protested a Department of Energy prime contractor's seven solicitations for monitoring system components, contending that the contractor improperly procured its requirements on a component instead of a system integration basis. GAO held that the: (1) protester untimely filed its protests more than 10 working days after initial adverse action to its agency-level protests; and (2) prime contractor reasonably determined that only the brand-name specifications would meet its minimum needs. Accordingly, the protests were dismissed in part and denied in part.