[Request for Reconsideration of Protests of Coast Guard and OPIC Solicitations for Computer Software and Support]

B-256422.2,B-256521.2: Oct 28, 1994

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A firm requested reconsideration of its denied protests against the Coast Guard's and Overseas Private Investment Corporation's failure to set aside their solicitations for computer software and support services for small businesses. GAO had held that the General Services Administration (GSA), rather than the user agencies, had the authority to exclude contractors from the competition and determine whether to solicit the requirement as a small business set-aside. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that its previous protests warrant reconsideration, since GSA took inconsistent positions on the user agencies' authority to exclude schedule contractors under their letters of interest. GAO held that: (1) GSA correctly and consistently interpreted its role in meeting the user agencies' requirements; and (2) the protester failed to show any legal or factual errors that would warrant reversal or modification of the original decision. Accordingly, the request for reconsideration was denied.