Qwest Government Services, Inc.
B-404845: Mar 25, 2011
- Full Report:
Qwest Government Services, Inc., of Arlington, Virginia, protests the terms of an unnumbered request for quotations issued by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for data center hosting services for USCIS's Technology Engineering and Consolidation Center (TECC). The "hosting services" in question consist of providing a facility, power, network connections, and building security services for USCIS servers and other equipment. An order for the services will be issued to one of the three awardees under a General Services Administration indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for telecommunications services (the Networx Universal contract). The protester objects to language in the RFQ providing for the addition of approximately $14 million to the evaluated prices of contractors other than the incumbent service provider, Verizon, to take into account costs that the agency will incur if the services are provided in a new location. Qwest argues that this price evaluation approach is fundamentally unfair and is a de facto sole-source award to the incumbent.
We dismiss the protest because we do not have jurisdiction to consider it.