[Protest of DLA Issuance of Delivery Order for Furniture]

B-220253: Nov 22, 1985

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A firm protested the Defense Logistics Agency's issuance of a delivery order under a multiple award Federal Supply Schedule request for quotations (RFQ) contending that: (1) its product met or exceeded all of the RFQ specifications at a lower price; and (2) it should have been awarded the contract. GAO will not interfere with an agency determination of how to best meet its needs unless it is shown to be unreasonable. GAO found that: (1) the agency reasonably determined that the protester's product would not meet its needs and it had no reason to question the agency's decision to purchase a higher-priced product; and (2) the protester had no grounds to protest that it was not given an opportunity to discuss its product's deficiencies prior to contract award. Accordingly, the protest was denied.