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The protester objected to a variety of allegedly improper provisions in a solicitation for translation services. The protest alleging that the 40-month contract without an escalation clause was unreasonable was denied. The specification that the offeror must demonstrate telecopy capability did not require that the offeror own a telecopier, but only that the offeror have one available for use as needed. The agency's method for estimating work requirements was reasonable where based on past contract experience. The requirement that the translation work performed by the contractor be mailed to the agency by registered mail was reasonable since registered mail prevents document loss.

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