Protest against a Qualified Products List Requirement in a Solicitation

B-188780: Sep 15, 1977

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The protester objected to a qualified products list (QPL) requirement in a solicitation. The protest was timely since it was filed prior to bid opening. The record indicated that there was a reasonable basis for the QPL requirement and that the requirement did not unreasonably limit competition. Since the record does not show a deliberate or conscious attempt to preclude the protester from competing and since adequate competition was obtained, the protest was denied.