B-406003, Jan 18, 2012
Cryo Technologies, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, protests the terms of request for quotations (RFQ) No. SB1341-11-RQ-0650, issued by the Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for a helium refrigerator for NISTs Center for Neutron Research in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Cryo contends that the requirement that the helium refrigerator use gas bearing turbine expanders is unduly restrictive of competition.
We deny the protest.