[Protest of Army Purchase Order for Oil Analyzer]

B-270174: Nov 28, 1995

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A firm protested an Army purchase order for an oil analyzer, contending that it should have received the award, since it offered a functionally equivalent, lower-priced product. GAO held that the protest was academic, since the Army terminated the awardee's purchase order and planned to resolicit the requirement. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.