Reedsport Machine & Fabrication, B-293110.2; B-293556, April 13, 2004
B-293110.2,B-293556: Apr 13, 2004
DIGEST Allegation that agency's combination of two groups of motor lifeboats into one solicitation unduly restricts competition is denied where agency has reasonably demonstrated that a single contract is necessary to satisfy its minimum needs. Lots 1 through 4 were each composed of one Coast Guard group. While Lot 5 was composed of two groups (Group Seattle and Group Port Angeles). /1/ Vendors were allowed to bid on any lot. Provided that its place of repair was within 300 nautical miles of every MLB in the lot. Station Tillamook was removed from Lot 4 (Group Astoria). Bid opening was October 28. Two days after bids were opened. That Modutech was in line for award of Lot 4 (a third bidder was in line for award of Lot 2.