[Request for Reconsideration of Protest of DRMS Solicitation]

B-245587.4: Jun 12, 1992

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A firm requested reconsideration of its protest against a Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) solicitation for hazardous waste removal and disposal services. GAO had held that: (1) DRMS could require offerors to propose as their price only a single percentage factor that the agency would apply to the numerous line items of disposal services; (2) DRMS properly prepared prices and quantity estimates for the various line items; and (3) the protester untimely filed its protest regarding the solicitation improprieties. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that: (1) the GAO decision regarding the best-value provision was inconsistent with prior decisions; (2) the net pricing requirement was improper; and (3) GAO failed to consider comments submitted by two interested parties. GAO held that: (1) the protest untimely filed after bid opening its protest regarding solicitation improprieties; and (2) the two firms were not sufficiently interested to protest the solicitation, since they would not have received award even if their protests were sustained. Accordingly, the request for reconsideration was denied in part and dismissed in part.