Protest Against Procurement Precluding the Use of Separate Charges

B-188399: Aug 4, 1977

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The protester objected to a solicitation amendment which eliminated the provision for separate charges in a contract for furnishing plug-to-plug memory requirements for currently installed automatic data processing equipment. The agency's decision to preclude the use of separate charges for failure to exercise renewal options in the procurement was not an abuse of agency discretion because competition existed on the basis of the terms solicited.