[Protest of GSA Solicitation for Custodial Services]

B-224450,B-224450.2: Oct 21, 1986

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A firm protested a GSA solicitation for custodial and related services, contending that, as the incumbent contractor, it was prejudiced because GSA: (1) failed to correct a wage determination problem that it raised in an earlier protest; and (2) added a provision to the solicitation that exceeded the government's minimum needs. GAO noted that the solicitation included an old wage determination since a new collective bargaining agreement covering the incumbent contractor's employees did not become effective until after the proposed effective date of the new contract. GAO held that: (1) GSA did not prejudice the incumbent contractor by including the old wage determination since the collective bargaining agreement did not bind the offerers; and (2) GSA properly amended the solicitation to include a 5-month requirement for snow removal services. Accordingly, the protest was denied.