[Protest of SCS Rejection of Bid as Nonresponsive]

B-218627: Jun 5, 1985

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A firm protested the Soil Conservation Service's (SCS) rejection of its low bid under an invitation for bids (IFB) for pipeline construction. SCS determined that the protester's bid was nonresponsive because the legal entity shown on the bid bond differed from that shown on the bid. GAO has held that bid bond requirements are a material part of an IFB which a contracting officer cannot waive as a minor informality. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

Mar 20, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

  • Ampcus, Inc.
    We deny the protest.
  • AMAR Health IT, LLC
    We dismiss the protest because our Office does not have jurisdiction to entertain protests of task orders issued under civilian agency multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts that are valued at less than $10 million.
  • Centurum, Inc.--Costs
    We grant the request.

Mar 15, 2018

  • ORBIS Sibro, Inc.
    We sustain the protest in part and deny it in part.

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

  • Interoperability Clearinghouse
    We dismiss the protest because the protester, a not-for-profit entity, is not an interested party to challenge this sole-source award to an Alaska Native Corporation under the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program.
  • Yang Enterprises, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest.

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