[Protest of Price Ceiling in Army IFB]

B-216024: Oct 22, 1984

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A firm protested under an Army solicitation for laundering services, contending that a solicitation specification imposing a ceiling price for the cleaning of a particular type of uniform was unduly restrictive. The Army imposed the ceiling price to avoid imposing a financial hardship on soldiers required to use the uniforms. GAO held that the Army's conduct of the procurement was proper because: (1) there was no indication that the Army's imposition of the ceiling price was unreasonable; and (2) the Army obtained adequate competition under the procurement. Accordingly, the protest was denied.