McKesson Automation Systems, Inc., B-290969.2; B-290969.3, January 14, 2003 * REDACTED DECISION
B-290969.2,B-290969.3: Jan 14, 2003
DIGEST Protests that procuring agency improperly proposed award to a firm on a sole-source basis for the procurement and installation of a pharmacy robotic refill system is denied where the record shows that the agency's justification for concluding that only one responsible source could meet its needs is reasonable. McKesson argues that the agency's use of a sole-source procurement to meet this requirement is improper. Insisted that the salient characteristics be objective and reviewed them to ensure that they were related to human safety. The Air Force consultant ultimately agreed that IA was the only vendor that could meet the agency's minimum needs. Which was to conduct the procurement on behalf of the Air Force.