Remote Diagnostic Technologies, LLC--Costs
B-413375.3: Feb 6, 2017
- Full Report:
Remote Diagnostic Technologies, LLC (RDT) of Basingstoke, England, requests that our Office recommend that it be reimbursed the reasonable costs of filing and pursuing its protest of the award of a contract to Zoll Medical Corporation, of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, under request for proposals (RFP) No. SPE2D1-15-R-0005, which was issued by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for deployable vital signs patient monitors and related supplies and accessories.
We deny the request.
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Matter of: Remote Diagnostic Technologies, LLC--Costs
Date: February 6, 2017
 While the record explains, generally, what an “ST segment” and “QT interval” represent in the context of monitoring phases of cardiac electrical activity, as well as stating the clinical importance of their measurements, an exact understanding of these terms is not necessary to resolve the underlying issue here.
 Nonetheless, RDT, believing its initial protest grounds to be meritorious, argues that it should be entitled to reimbursement for costs associated with both its initial and supplemental protest because the issues are intertwined and not severable. Protester’s Reply of Sept. 26, 2016, at 3, citing TRAX Int’l. Corp.--Costs, supra at 4. RDT’s premise is incorrect. Given our conclusion, above, that none of RDT’s arguments were successful (since the initial protest issues required further development when the agency elected to take corrective action, and were not clearly meritorious; and since the agency’s response to the supplemental protest issues was prompt), the concept of severability has no application here.