A procuring agency reasonably required all members of a SDVOSB set-aside GSA Contractor Team Arrangement to possess a certain Federal Supply Schedule contract and Special Item Number.
In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that restricting CTAs to holders of a certain Schedule and SIN was appropriate because all of the supplies to be procured fell within the identified Schedule and SIN.
The GAO’s decision in Veterans Healthcare Supply Solutions, Inc., B-409888 (Sept. 5, 2014) involved a VA procurement for vital signs monitors and accessories. The VA issued the RFQ as a SDVOSB set-aside to holders of GSA Schedule contracts. The RFQ specified that all of the supplies being procured must be under Schedule 65 II A (Medical Equipment and Supplies) and SIN A-50A (Vital Signs Monitors).
The RFQ stated that GSA Contractor Team Arrangements could be used to submit quotations. However, the RFQ specified that each member of the CTA was required to have a Schedule contract under Schedule 65 II A and SIN A-50A.