ARINC Engineering Services, LLC
B-403471.2, Nov 5, 2010
ARINC Engineering Services, LLC, of Annapolis, Maryland, protests the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. N00019-10-R-0032, issued by the Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), for Mi-17 variant helicopters for the Afghanistan Air Force. ARINC contends that the solicitation was unduly restrictive of competition because it created a de facto sole source award because of the role of a Russian government entity, which, the protester believes, controls the export of the helicopters. The protester contends that the agency should have included a solicitation clause to address the potential anti-competitive effects stemming from the role of the Russian entity.
We dismiss the protest.