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HEADNOTES-UNVAILABLE DIGEST Protest contending that source listed on awardee's quotation is not the manufacturer and the item will not be produced domestically is denied where record contains evidence which supports the awardee's statements in its quotation and the protester has raised a basic allegation with no specifics. East West contends that the firm named in Industrial's quotation as the manufacturer of the wheels Industrial will supply is not the actual manufacturer and implies that the item may be of foreign origin. All offerors were required to indicate in their quotations whether they would manufacture the wheels themselves or. Industrial's quotation stated that Norton Company was the manufacturer of the wheels and that they were of domestic origin.

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B-237864, Feb 23, 1990

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East West Research, Inc.:

East West Research, Inc., protests the issuance of a purchase order to Industrial Supply Corporation under request for quotations (RFQ) No. DLA400-89-Q-NC99, issued by the Defense General Supply Center (DGSC), Defense Logistics Agency, for abrasive wheels. East West contends that the firm named in Industrial's quotation as the manufacturer of the wheels Industrial will supply is not the actual manufacturer and implies that the item may be of foreign origin.

We deny the protest.

The RFQ, issued on May 24, 1989, required quotations to be submitted by June 14. In addition to providing prices for the wheels, all offerors were required to indicate in their quotations whether they would manufacture the wheels themselves or, if not, the name of the actual manufacturer and its part number. The RFQ also required, pursuant to Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Sec. 252.225-7023, that the wheels be manufactured in the United States or Canada.

Industrial's quotation stated that Norton Company was the manufacturer of the wheels and that they were of domestic origin. In response to the protest, the agency has provided a letter from Norton indicating that the items are produced domestically.

The protester has not responded to the agency's assertion in this regard and has offered no support or specifics to substantiate its contention. Since the awardee specified in its quotation that Norton is the manufacturer of the wheel and that it will be produced domestically, and the record supports those statements, we have no legal basis upon which to object to the award. See Esilux Corp., B-234889, June 8, 1989, 89-1 CPD Para. 538.

The protest is denied.

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