Prisoner Transportation Services, LLC; V1 Aviation, LLC; AAR Aircraft Services, B-292179; B-292179.2; B-292179.3, June 27, 2003
B-292179,B-292179.3,B-292179.2, Jun 27, 2003
Solicitation term limiting offers to aircraft manufactured after 1990 is reasonably related to the agency's needs because the agency has shown that limitation was designed to avoid the problems associated with aging aircraft. 3. Protest that agency should have provided for multi-year pricing instead of requiring proposals based on a 1-year contract with multiple options totaling 10 years is denied. Sec. 254c(a) and reasonably determined that the approach included in its solicitation will provide economy in administration. The agency's study concluded that "the Boeing 737-300 [and] 400 and the [McDonnell Douglas (MD)] 83 through 90 series aircraft are the aircraft that would best meet the [agency's] mission requirements.