Specialty Marine, Inc., B-292053, May 19, 2003
B-292053: May 19, 2003
Where presolicitation synopsis put potential vendors on notice that ABR was a precondition to receiving award. The synopsis specified that the requirement was open only to holders of an Agreement for Boat Repair (ABR). The notice also indicated that quotations were due on February 6. Specialty was notified that its quotation was not considered because Specialty did not hold and was not seeking an ABR. Specialty asserts that the solicitation it received did not indicate that it was restricted to ABR holders. The agency responds that Specialty should have been aware from the synopsis that the solicitation was open only to ABR holders. The requirement is unnecessary. Is therefore unduly restrictive of competition.