GAO Denies Tech Co.'s Protest Of DLA Printer Contract

Law360, New York (August 23, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT) -- The Defense Logistics Agency didn't unduly restrict a request for printers by requiring a specific brand name or its equivalent because that specification was needed for the agency's worldwide needs, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said Friday in denying a contractor's protest.

The DLA had requested Kyocera Corp. brand printers — or their equivalent, as long as they used a programming language called Prescribe — in a request for proposals. The DLA argued that Kyocera or Prescribe-compatible printers were necessary because DLA needed to make sure...
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