[Protests of VA Solicitation for Blood Analysis Equipment]

B-258713,B-258714: Feb 13, 1995

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Three firms protested a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) solicitation for blood analysis equipment, contending that: (1) the solicitation specifications were unduly restrictive of competition; (2) VA had no need for a mobile laboratory; and (3) they could furnish less expensive products than the brand name products. GAO held that: (1) the protesters were not sufficiently interested to challenge the solicitation requirements, since their alternate products failed to meet the requirements; (2) the protesters failed to address the specifications in their comments on the agency report; (3) the restrictive requirements were necessary to meet VA needs; (4) the protesters untimely protested VA need for a mobile laboratory; and (5) VA reasonably determined that the protesters could not meet the solicitation requirements. Accordingly, the protests were denied.

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  • TCG, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest in part and deny the protest in part.
    B-417610,B-417610.2

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