B-405130, Jun 14, 2011
Technatomy Corporation, of Fairfax, Virginia, protests the issuance of a task order to Catapult Technology, Inc., of Bethesda, Maryland, under solicitation No. EG0184.00, by the Department of Defense, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), for support of the U.S. Army Information Technology Agency. The order was issued under a multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract awarded by the General Services Administration (GSA). The protester argues that the agency unreasonably evaluated vendors' technical and cost quotations.
This decision addresses DISA's request that we dismiss the protest. The agency argues that because this protest concerns a challenge to a task order issued under an ID/IQ contract authorized under Title 41 of the U.S. Code, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) does not have jurisdiction to hear the protest. DISA argues that GAO's jurisdiction to hear protests concerning task or delivery orders under ID/IQ contracts valued in excess of $10 million was authorized under 41 U.S.C. 253j(e)(1) (2006 & Supp. III 2009), but that this authority expired on May 27, 2011, when a sunset provision in section 253j(e)(3) took effect. We conclude that we have jurisdiction to hear the protest, and deny the request for dismissal. Our conclusion on the merits of Technatomy's protest will be set forth in a separate decision.