[Protest of Army Contract Award for M567 and M935 Fuzes]

B-221607.2: Jul 7, 1986

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A firm protested an Army contract award to another firm for fuzes, contending that: (1) the solicitation required the Army to award it a contract for a portion of the total requirements; (2) its ability to continue to produce the required items as a mobilization-base producer would be jeopardized by the Army's failure to award it a contract; (3) the award violated applicable procurement laws and regulations; and (4) the Army improperly awarded the contract without discussions, based on initial proposals. GAO held that: (1) the solicitation did not require the Army to award the protester a contract for a portion of its requirement; (2) the protester did not specify how the Army's failure to award it a contract would jeopardize its ability to produce the required items in an emergency; (3) the protester did not specify how the award violated applicable statutes and regulations; and (4) the Army was not required to conduct discussions because it obtained reasonable competition and a fair price. Accordingly, the protest was denied.