[Protest of Forest Service Rejection of Quotation]

B-213299: Dec 13, 1983

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A firm protested the rejection of its quotation as late under a Forest Service solicitation, alleging that its quotation was mailed in a timely manner and that it was mishandled by the Forest Service. The protester further argued that, even if its offer was late, it should have been considered under the less formal small purchase procedures. GAO held that: (1) the contracting officer properly rejected the quotation; (2) the protester did not affirmatively prove its allegations as required by bid protest procedures; and (3) an otherwise proper award made under small purchase procedures need not be disturbed even where an offerer's timely received quotation was misplaced. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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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