[Protest of Air Force Solicitation for Process Control Kits]

B-230831,B-230832: Jul 8, 1988

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A firm protested an Air Force solicitation for process control kits, contending that the Air Force: (1) unreasonably removed the solicitation's small business set-aside restriction; (2) lacked a rational basis for determining that its prices were unreasonable; and (3) should not have rejected its bid samples as unacceptable without allowing it to correct any deficiencies. GAO held that the: (1) Air Force reasonably determined that the protester's bid prices were unreasonable based on a comparison of the protester's prices for kits partially supplied by a small business with the protester's original bid; (2) Air Force reasonably withdrew the small business restriction to increase competition; and (3) protest concerning the rejected bid samples was academic, since the protester would have an opportunity to compete for the revised requirement. Accordingly, the protest was denied in part and dismissed in part.

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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.

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