B-408136: Jun 10, 2013
Nas/Corp-Telmah, Inc. (NCTI), of Albuquerque, New Mexico, protests the award of a contract to Metro Medical Equipment & Supply, Inc. (Metro Medical), of St. Louis, Missouri, by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) under request for proposals (RFP) No. VA 246-13-R-0669, for a surgical ophthalmic microscope for the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The protester argues that the agency unreasonably concluded that NCTI did not propose an equivalent product to the brand-name microscope sought under the RFP, and, as a result, improperly selected Metro Medical's higher-priced proposal for award.
We deny the protest.