[Protests Against GSA Solicitations for Copiers]

B-231952,B-232018,B-232142,B-232159,B-232160,B-232167,B-232168,B: Nov 8, 1988

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A firm protested eight General Services Administration (GSA) solicitations for copiers, contending that: (1) the solicitations were overly restrictive, since they required copiers and related services on a total-package basis; and (2) GSA should have evaluated the use of multiple awards against a single award to determine the most favorable method for each activity. GAO held that: (1) GSA reasonably decided to procure on a total-package basis in order to increase competition, facilitate maintenance of the machines, reduce costs, and increase flexibility in redistributing the copiers; and (2) GSA was not required to neutralize other offerers' competitive advantages over the protester. Accordingly, the protests were denied.

Mar 15, 2018

  • ORBIS Sibro, Inc.
    We sustain the protest in part and deny it in part.

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