[Protest of Army Solicitation for Maintenance Services]

B-240789: Dec 18, 1990

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A firm protested an Army solicitation for maintenance services, contending that the Army improperly used an indefinite quantity contract, which could impose a disproportionate cost risk on the contractor. GAO held that the: (1) Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) did not prohibit the use of indefinite quantity contracts for maintenance services, which constituted a commercial product as defined by FAR; and (2) risks that the solicitation imposed on the contractor did not render it improper. Accordingly, the protest was denied.