[Protest of Terms of Air Force RFP for Servicing Aircraft Engines]
B-221375: Apr 3, 1986
- Full Report:
A firm protested an Air Force solicitation for servicing aircraft engines, contending that its geographic restriction and source approval requirements restricted competition, were ambiguous, and exceeded the Air Force's minimum needs. The firm also protested its late receipt of certain bidding information. GAO found that: (1) the Air Force properly limited the procurement to firms able to perform the contract at facilities located in the Pacific Theater in order to meet its military operational readiness requirements; and (2) the protester was not an interested party for purposes of protesting other solicitation requirements, because it was unable to comply with the geographic restriction. Accordingly, the protest was denied in part and dismissed in part.