[Protest of DLA Decision To Award New Contract]

B-222213: Mar 19, 1986

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A firm protested a proposed Defense Logistics Agency contract award for equipment, contending that: (1) the decision to conduct a new procurement resulted in an unnecessary duplication of effort and costs since the equipment could have been acquired by exercising an option in its existing contract; and (2) the proposed awardee's equipment was not a commercially available product. GAO will not consider an incumbent contractor's contention that a contracting agency should exercise an option under an existing contract instead of conducting a new procurement, since it is a matter of contract administration. GAO held that the bid may not be rejected because the equipment offered was a prototype rather than commercial product, and the solicitation did not require that the equipment be commercially available. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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  • Silver Investments, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest as untimely because it was filed more than 10 days after the protester knew, or should have known, the basis for its protest.

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