[Protests of NAVFAC Solicitations for Roofing Services]

B-240743,B-240744,B-240745,B-241090: Dec 10, 1990

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A firm protested four Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) small-disadvantaged-business (SDB) set-aside solicitations for roofing services, contending that: (1) NAVFAC could not have reasonably expected bids from two responsible SDB concerns; and (2) SDB prices were unreasonable. GAO held that: (1) NAVFAC properly set aside the solicitations, since there was a reasonable expectation that at least two responsible SDB would submit bids that would not exceed the fair market price by more than 10 percent; and (2) the applicable regulations prohibited NAVFAC from setting aside roofing contracts for small businesses. Accordingly, the protests were denied.