Mechanix Wear, Inc., a small business located in Valencia, California, challenges the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. SPE1C1-18-R-0093, issued by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for the procurement of Army combat gloves with capacitive capability, i.e., the capability to be used with touchscreens. The protester contends that the solicitation improperly applied the Berry Amendment to require the combat gloves be made with domestic leather. In the alternative, the protester contends that the agency failed to conduct adequate market research before applying this restriction.
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