B-405187: Aug 29, 2011
Vetsummit, LLC, of Chesterland, Ohio, a small business, protests the award of a contract to JJW Construction, LLC, of Powell, Ohio, by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) under invitation for bids (IFB) No. VA-250-10-IB-0166 for construction services to renovate the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Wade Park Campus, in Cleveland, Ohio. Vetsummit argues that it submitted the lowest-priced bid, but that the VA rejected the bid after unreasonably concluding that Vetsummit was not responsible and was not an eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) concern under the set-aside terms of the IFB.
We deny the protest.