[Protest of DLA Contract Award for Fresh Shell Eggs]

B-233940: Mar 28, 1989

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A firm protested a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) contract award for eggs, contending that DLA: (1) improperly limited application of a price evaluation factor to certain small disadvantaged businesses (SDB) found to be regular dealers; (2) violated regulations encouraging SDB participation in government procurements; and (3) refused to accept it as a regular dealer, even though it offered eggs for sale. GAO held that DLA properly: (1) applied the regular dealer requirements in determining bidder eligibility; (2) determined that the protester was not a regular dealer, since it did not perform at least 50 percent of the required work; and (3) did not apply the preference to the protester's bid, since it was not SDB. Accordingly, the protest was denied.