General Services Administration--Reconsideration
B-406040.2, Oct 24, 2012
The General Services Administration (GSA) requests reconsideration of our decision in The Argos Group, LLC, B-406040, Jan. 24, 2012, 2012 CPD para. 32. In that decision, we sustained the protest of The Argos Group against the terms of solicitation No. ONY2508, issued by GSA on a full and open competitive basis, to acquire leased space for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the vicinity of Hudson Valley, New York. We found that GSA improperly had failed to include in the solicitation the 10 percent price evaluation preference mandated by the Historically Underutilized Business Zone Act of 1997 (the HUBZone Act), 15 U.S.C. 657a (2006). GSA maintains that our earlier decision is incorrect as a matter of law and impermissibly expands the application of the price evaluation preference to leasehold acquisitions.
We deny the request for reconsideration.