Alternative Contracting Enterprises, LLC; Pierce First Medical
B-406265,B-406266,B-406291,B-406291.2,B-406318.1,B-406318.2,B-406343,B-406356,B-406357,B-406369,B-406371,B-406374,B-406400,B-406404,B-406428, Mar 26, 2012
Alternative Contracting Enterprises, LLC (ACE), of Tucson, Arizona, and Pierce First Medical (PFM), of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, protest the issuance of purchase orders under two basic ordering agreements (BOA) to Bosma Industries for the Blind, Inc., of Indianapolis, Indiana, by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for medical exam and surgical gloves. The protesters argue that the VA failed to consider whether these procurements should be set aside for service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) or veteran-owned small business (VOSB) concerns in accordance with the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 (the VA Act) before purchasing from Bosma, an AbilityOne non-profit agency, under the Javits-Wagner-ODay (JWOD) Act.
We deny the protests.