Protest against First Article Testing and Change in Solicitation Requirements

B-190920: Oct 13, 1978

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A company protested a contract award, alleging that there was no justification for requiring first article testing and that the agency failed to inform it of this change in solicitation requirements. The responsibility for establishing tests and procedures necessary to determine product expertise is within the agency's scope of activities, and the requirement for testing was not objectionable. The failure of the agency to amend the solicitation was not prejudicial to the protester; the protest was denied.