Apex Foot Health Industries, B-293088, January 23, 2004 * REDACTED DECISION
B-293088, Jan 23, 2004
DIGEST Agency's decision to eliminate proposed diabetic socks from competition on basis that the seams on the socks were too prominent was based on medical judgments of evaluators with substantial expertise in the field. GAO will not question such medical judgments where there is no showing that product testing was unfairly administered. Will & Emery. Offerors were required to submit product samples. The evaluation was to consist of an initial determination of whether the offered items met the minimum requirements and. The specifications and evaluation factors were developed by a "sock workgroup" within VA's Prosthetic Clinical Management Program. Award was to be made. The RFP stated that the initial evaluation was to be "subjective.