Request to Reconsider Decision Supporting Protest to Restrictive Specifications

B-188277: Sep 16, 1977

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Reconsideration was requested of a decision supporting a protester's contention that specifications calling for side-to-side loaders were unduly restrictive. The fact that two offerors were able to meet specifications does not provide a reasonable basis for restriction. However, the decision was reversed because: where there are conflicting statements, the agency's data are adopted unless protester can prove they are incorrect; and the agency's mathematical model showed that side-to-side loaders would satisfy the Government's needs more efficiently.