Rochester Optical Manufacturing Company
B-292247,B-292247.2: Aug 6, 2003
Rochester Optical Manufacturing Company protests the decision of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue on an unrestricted basis request for proposals (RFP) No. 626-09-03, for eyeglass fabrication and on-site eyeglass fittings in its Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 9, which includes seven locations in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Rochester, a small business concern, argues that the requirement should be set aside for small businesses, essentially contending that the agency failed to undertake sufficient efforts to ascertain small business interest and capability to perform the requirement.
We sustain the protest.