[Protest of Army Purchase Order for Ablative Coating Kits]

B-246587: Mar 18, 1992

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A firm protested an Army purchase order for ablative coating kits, contending that the Army failed to consider its acceptable alternate product. GAO held that the Army: (1) properly determined that the protester's alternate product was unacceptable; and (2) was not required to consider a new unapproved product as an alternate item. Accordingly, the protest was denied.