[Challenge of DLA Issuance of IFB on an Unrestricted Basis]

B-218473: Jul 8, 1985

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A firm protested a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) solicitation for tents, contending that DLA should have issued the solicitation as a small business set-aside. GAO held that the protest was academic because: (1) DLA referred the matter of the protester's responsibility to the Small Business Administration, which determined that the protester was not a small business; and (2) the protester was not prejudiced by the issuance of the solicitation on an unrestricted basis. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.