Govt. May Write Specs Around A Particular Vendor's Methods

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 8:52 am
February 2018 - Volume 40 Number 2

Denied: Specifications

Matter of: Antico Cantiere Del Legno Giovanni Aprea Di Cataldo S.R.L., 2017 U.S. Comp. Gen. B-415549 (Dec. 6, 2017)

"A protester’s disagreement with the agency’s judgment concerning the agency’s needs and how to accommodate them, without more, does not show that the agency’s judgment is unreasonable, the U.S. Comptroller General explained, citing Protein Sciences Corp., 2016 U.S. Comp. Gen. B-412794 (2016). In this bid protest, the protester did not offer "more."

Prior to a project procurement closing date, Antico Cantiere Del Legno Giovanni Aprea Di Cataldo S.R.L (Antico) protested the Department of the Navy’s solicitation requirements. The project involved: hauling Grazia II, a 50-year-old, 52-foot long wooden boat, out of the water; transporting it to a storage facili[..]