Legality of Contracts

A-51647: Mar 27, 1941

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This decision is regarding the legality of contracts which were awarded to two contractors without competitive bidding. GAO determined that the United States Maritime Commission reported that one contract was entered into without advertising because competition was not available and that the other contract was awarded without advertising because of the specialized character of the services involved. Under the circumstances presented these explanations appeared reasonable and were considered sufficient to justify the conclusion that the act of the Commission in dispensing with advertising was not improper. Accordingly, GAO determined the procedure followed in making these contracts would not be further questioned.

Mar 22, 2018

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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