Critical Process Filtration, Inc.
B-400746,B-400747,B-400750,B-400751,B-400752,B-400785: Jan 22, 2009
Critical Process Filtration, Inc. (CPF) of Nashua, New Hampshire, a small business, protests the terms of six solicitations by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for various types of brand-name fluid filters which are used in particular weapons systems. CPF argues that the solicitations lack essential information that would allow CPF to determine whether it can manufacture the filters itself, and therefore, whether to submit responses, and more broadly, that DLA has unjustifiably limited competition to specific brand-name items.
We deny three of the protests, dismiss two of them, and sustain one.