The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently denied bid protests for the Office Supplies 3 (OS3) strategic sourcing contract, but that doesn’t mean its clearing sailing for the General Services Administration (GSA).
The GAO found the GSA met requirements to evaluate the economic impact the strategic sourcing contract has on small businesses, even though the Small Business Administration recently said GSA failed to do so.
“GSA conducted market research and considered alternatives to the procurement approach set forth in the solicitation,” the June 9 decision says.
The GSA says that means OS3 will move forward.
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