[Protest of Customs Service Sole-Source Award for X-Ray Equipment]

B-241171: Dec 28, 1990

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A firm protested a Customs Service sole-source contract award for x-ray equipment, contending that Customs improperly determined that the awardee was the only responsible source capable of meeting its needs. GAO held that Customs: (1) reasonably determined that only the awardee could meet its requirements, since it gave the protester an opportunity to demonstrate its product; and (2) complied with the statutory procedural requirements for making a sole-source award. Accordingly, the protest was denied.