Request for Reconsideration

B-190632: Sep 11, 1979

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A company requested reconsideration of a prior decision on the basis that there were errors of law in the decision. The protester was selected to receive an order for work involved in a procurement under the General Services Administration's (GSA) Teleprocessing Services Program. This was the third decision involving the same procurement. A competing firm had protested the award to the protester and recommended that GSA reopen negotiations. GSA chose to reopen negotiations and the competitor filed another protest. The second decision sustained the argument that it was improper for GSA, in the reopening of negotiations, to evaluate the incumbent contractor's FY 1978 multiple award schedule contracts (MASC) with the other competitor's FY 1979 MASCs. The main argument in the request for reconsideration involved what the protester perceived as an inconsistency in GAO recommendations. However, the protester's contentions did not demonstrate any errors of law. The protester made no showing that the prior decision was in error in sustaining the competitor's protest. Where a request for reconsideration does not demonstrate errors of law in the prior decision, GAO decides the matter without requesting information from the contracting agency. The prior decision was affirmed.