[Protest of DLA Solicitation for Cargo Operations]

B-240726: Dec 18, 1990

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A firm protested a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) solicitation for cargo operations, contending that the solicitation: (1) included defective work-load estimates; (2) failed to guarantee minimum work quantities; (3) failed to require offerors to submit detailed cost data; and (4) failed to allow offerors a site visit and preproposal conference. GAO held that DLA: (1) work-load estimates were reasonable and based on prior contract experience; (2) was not legally required to provide a minimum work guarantee; (3) was not required to obtain detailed cost data; and (4) reasonably exercised its discretion to not allow a separate site visit and preproposal conference, since the solicited services were identical to those sought under an earlier, cancelled solicitation. Accordingly, the protest was denied.