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A firm protested the Defense Mapping Agency's rejection of its quotation because a technical evaluation of the descriptive literature which it submitted with the quotation indicated that the protester's product lacked certain characteristics required in the brand name specifications of the request for quotations. The protester contended that it offered a product equal to that solicited, and it complained that it was not given a chance to demonstrate its product or participate in negotiations. Since the protester's descriptive literature failed to show that its product was equal to that being procured, GAO agreed with the agency's decision to reject the quotation. The protester failed to furnish any evidence to show that the technical evaluation of its product was unreasonable. Further, there is no requirement in small purchase procedures that an agency obtain further information from a bidder when a technical evaluation is negative. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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