Military Waste Management, Inc.
B-294645.2, Jan 13, 2005
Military Waste Management, Inc. (MWM) protests the terms of request for quotations (RFQ) No.SPO410-04-Q-0071, issued by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for solid waste collection and disposal services at a DLA installation in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The protester, the incumbent contractor, contends that the RFQ's weight-based rate structure is unduly restrictive of competition, on the basis that varying monthly payments will be difficult for a small business like MWM to budget for, and will provide a competitive advantage to large and local businesses with revenue from other contracts, since such firms allegedly will be more able to budget for business expenses during months of low refuse weights and agency payments by spreading performance costs among their other customer accounts.
We deny the protest.