Alan D. King
B-295529.6, Feb 21, 2006
Alan D. King, the Deputy Garrison Commander of the Department of the Army's Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., protests the Army's decision to procure base operations support services at Walter Reed using a contract awarded to IAP World Services, Inc., under request for proposals No. DADA10-03-R-0001, rather than continue to have these services performed in-house using government employees. The Army's decision was made pursuant to procedures established by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76; however, the Army and Mr. King disagree about the version of the Circular that applies here. Mr. King argues that the Army's authority to use the 1999 Circular expired, and contends that, by operation of law, the study here is governed by the 2003 Circular, which Mr. King claims has been violated. Mr. King also argues that the Army violated the Anti-Deficiency Act, as well as other statutes, while conducting this cost comparison study.
We conclude that Mr. King lacks standing to pursue this protest under either version of OMB Circular A-76. As a result, we dismiss this protest because Mr. King is not an interested party to pursue it.