[Claim for Bid Preparation Costs Pursuant to IFB Cancellation]

B-211484: Dec 13, 1983

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A firm claimed bid preparation costs for itself and all other qualified bidders under an Air Force solicitation that was canceled. The solicitation was for a cost comparison study to determine whether certain functions should be performed in-house or contracted out. The contracting officer included in the solicitation a clause stating that the solicitation was subject to cancellation without cause as a result of any change in Air Force policy. GAO held that, absent a showing that a contracting agency acted capriciously or arbitrarily in canceling a solicitation, bid preparation costs may not be awarded, and the cancellation of this solicitation constituted a reasonable exercise of discretion by the Air Force. Accordingly, the claim was denied.

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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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