Protest Against Cancellation of Invitation for Bids

B-204614: Mar 11, 1982

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A firm protested the District of Columbia's determination to cancel an invitation for bids (IFB). The District determined that all bidders were ineligible for award, because some bidders submitted nonresponsive bids and other bidders were not regular dealers within the meaning of applicable law. The protester contended that the District did not follow applicable procedures in determining that it was not a regular dealer. However, although the IFB provided that the District would not pay demurrage charges, the protester's bid stated that it would not be responsible for demurrage charges. GAO held that the protester was required to submit its bid in accordance with the terms of the IFB or protest those terms prior to bid opening. Thus, the protester's bid was nonresponsive, and the protester was not eligible for award. Therefore, GAO did not need to consider whether the District acted properly in failing to refer its determination that the protester was not a regular dealer to the Small Business Administration.

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.
  • Yang Enterprises, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest.

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