Question of Low Bidder's Eligibility Under Service Contract Act

B-186093,B-186670,B-186722: Aug 9, 1976

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Three companies protested any award to the low bidder, contending that the low bidder could not be a responsible bidder because of its relationship with a firm ineligible for Government contracts because of Service Contract Act violations. The low bidder's eligibility for award under the Service Contract Act is for determination by the Department of Labor, not GAO, and determinations of responsibility are also not for consideration by GAO. An allegation that the second low bidder's bid was not responsive was not considered since the low bidder has not been determined to be nonresponsible.

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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