National General Supply, Inc., B-292696, November 3, 2003
B-292696: Nov 3, 2003
DIGEST Protest that solicitation improperly fails to prohibit contractor from providing the agency with products from the contractor's own inventory or catalog is denied. Since such a prohibition is not required by law or regulation. The contractor is required to provide items through an electronic catalog. 400 hardware items the agency will purchase on a regular basis. These are non-priced items (NPI) for which the contractor will be paid on a cost reimbursement basis. The RFP includes a "plug" number for these items that will be used to evaluate all proposals. /1/ CLIN 0003 calls for a fixed monthly fee to operate the store. The price evaluation is to be based on the sum of the CLINs for the base and 4 option years.