Protest against Procurement on Sole Source Basis

B-191132: Jun 16, 1978

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A company protested a procurement which appeared to be on a sole source basis and for a total package rather than by separate procurements. The "make and model" solicitation was viewed as a sole source procurement, subject to close scrutiny, but was seen to have a reasonable basis. The agency determination to procure by a total package approach was not disturbed since there was no evidence that it was unreasonable.