[Protest Under Army IFB]

B-213792: Jan 25, 1984

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A firm protested under an Army invitation for bids (IFB) contending that: (1) the purchase description was unduly restrictive; (2) there were antitrust violations; and (3) two low bids were improperly rejected as nonresponsive. GAO stated that a protest based on alleged improprieties in an IFB must be filed prior to the bid opening to be timely and, in this instance, the protest was filed too late. In addition, GAO will not consider allegations of antitrust violations or issues that do not involve interested parties. The protester's bid was not one of the bids allegedly rejected as nonresponsive and, therefore, the firm was not an interested party on this issue. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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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