James C. Trump
B-299370, Feb 20, 2007
James C. Trump, the agency tender official (ATO) for the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) tender in a public-private competition under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76, protests the Navy's decision to procure operations and maintenance services for communications satellite systems at Point Mugu, California and various NAVSOC detachments, through a contract awarded to Rome Research Corporation, rather than continuing to have those services performed in-house by government employees. On behalf of the employees, the ATO argues that the A-76 competition contained various flaws.
We dismiss the protest on the basis that the protestor is not an interested party.