Protest That Certain Provisions of the Master Terms and Conditions Program Violated Brooks Act

B-191489: Nov 14, 1978

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A company protested the agency's use of Master Terms and Conditions (MTC) in two procurements, alleging that certain provisions of the MTC program are restrictive of competition. The MTC provisions were determined to be the minimum needs of the Government, and it was not shown that such provisions unduly restricted competition. The contention that the MTC program violated the Brooks Act mandate concerning the most economical procurement of automatic data processing (ADP) services was denied since that agency has the discretion to develop and implement ADP procurement policies.