Instrument Control Service, Inc.; Science and Management Resources, Inc.

B-289660,B-289660.2: Apr 15, 2002

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Two firms protested the terms of a Department of the Air Force solicitation for calibration and repair services of test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment, contending that the solicitation is defective in that the five workday turnaround time for each test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment item serviced is an unnecessary and unattainable requirement. GAO held that the Air Force has reasonably explained its need for the requirement and why it is not unattainable, and the protesters have not shown the requirement is unnecessary or unattainable. Accordingly, the protest was denied.