[Protest of DOE Contract Award for Advisory Services]

B-277738: Oct 20, 1997

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A firm protested a Department of Energy (DOE) contract award for advisory services for the evaluation of environmental restoration activities, contending that: (1) DOE misevaluated its project manager and applied unstated evaluation criteria; (2) DOE misevaluated its proposed other personnel; (3) DOE improperly evaluated its corporate experience and past performance; and (4) the awardee did not indicate in its bid which of the individuals listed were its employees and which were its subcontractor's employees; GAO held that: (1) DOE properly evaluated the protester's proposed project manager and did not apply unstated evaluation criteria; (2) DOE reasonably concluded that the protester failed to provide information needed to receive the maximum score for its proposed personnel; (3) the evaluation scheme employed by DOE was proper; (4) the awardee was not required to indicate firm affiliation for each individual listed in its proposal. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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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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