FitNet Purchasing Alliance
B-310031: Sep 21, 2007
FitNet Purchasing Alliance, a small business, protests the cancellation and reposting of a reverse auction under solicitation No. 213-0220 by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for specific models of Zenith brand hospital-grade 20-inch television sets and Peerless brand mounts, to be delivered to the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in Florida. FitNet asserts that the cancellation lacked a reasonable basis, and that when the VA subsequently reposted the same requirement, it improperly limited the competition to Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) vendors.
We dismiss the protest in part and deny it in part.