American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
B-298011: May 15, 2006
American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (APH) protests the award of contracts for the production of books on tape to Carolina Talking Books, Inc. (CTB), the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), and Talking Books Publishers, Inc. (TBP) under invitation for bids (IFB) No. 20060046, issued by the Library of Congress. The protester contends that the IFB provided for the award of no more than 500 titles to a bidder, but that CTB has in effect been awarded over 1,000 titles because both AFB and TBP are subcontracting with CTB for the cassette duplication portion of the work on the titles awarded to them. APH further argues that none of these three bidders--CTB, AFB, and TBP--could truthfully have certified to having arrived at their prices independently.
We deny the protest.