Protest Against Agency Decision To Make Award Under the 8(a) Set-Aside Program

B-185055: Jun 15, 1976

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The protester objected to the decisions of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to enter into a contract under authority of the 8(a) program. In view of the broad discretion of SBA to enter into contracts with procuring agencies for the purpose of letting subcontracts to 8(a) companies, such set-asides are not reviewed by GAO in the absence of a showing of fraud or bad faith on the part of officials. Since such fraud or bad faith on the part of SBA or HEW was not shown in making the set-aside, the award to the 8(a) company could not be 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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