Encompass Group LLC
B-405688, Dec 9, 2011
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Encompass Group LLC, of Chicago, Illinois, protests the terms of solicitation
No. NIHCL2011-096, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for items needed for patient care at the Clinical Center, Edmund Safra Family Inn, and the Childrens Inn at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Encompass asserts that the solicitation impermissibly bundles the linen requirement in a manner that precludes performance of the work by a small business in contravention of the requirements of the Small Business Act. Encompass further argues that the agency is improperly using a reverse auction to conduct the procurement.
We deny the protest.