[Protest of Navy Contract Award Alleging Ambiguous Bid]

B-210285: Jun 29, 1983

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A firm protested a Navy contract award for maintenance services. The protester contended that the awardee's bid was nonresponsive, because it contained a separately priced bid item not included in the solicitation. The Navy stated that the awardee explained that the item was a breakout of the utility services. The protester further contended that the Navy improperly conducted discussions after bid opening to determine the awardee's responsiveness. GAO found no merit to the protest that the additional item rendered the bid nonresponsive, since it was a required service under the solicitation and did not alter the awardee's obligation to the Government. The only question raised was whether the awardee intended the cost of the separate item to be a breakout of, or in addition to, the total price quoted. Since the awardee's bid was low under either interpretation, GAO found that the protester was not prejudiced by the agency's action. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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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