[Request for Reconsideration of Protest of Army Solicitation]

B-253520.2,B-253520.3: Feb 9, 1994

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A firm requested reconsideration of its denied protest against an Army solicitation for lightweight rain jackets and trousers. GAO had held that the Army adequately stated its minimum requirements so that bidders could compete on a relatively equal basis. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that: (1) the bidders could not intelligently compete on an equal basis, since the solicitation lacked sufficient guidance on the Army's minimum requirements; and (2) it should be reimbursed for its protest costs, since the Army subsequently issued a solicitation amendment pursuant to its protest. GAO held that the protester: (1) failed to show any legal or factual errors that would warrant reversal or modification of the original decision; and (2) was not entitled to its protest costs, since the Army did not issue the solicitation amendment in response to the protester's original protest. Accordingly, the request for reconsideration was denied.