[Protest of Navy Purchase of Business Machines]

B-216812: Aug 21, 1985

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A firm protested a contract award to another firm under a Navy solicitation for word processing equipment, contending that: (1) the Navy should have purchased the equipment under a General Services Administration schedule contract; and (2) it would receive a commission from the equipment manufacturer if the Navy made use of the schedule contract. GAO held that: (1) the Navy was not required to purchase from the nonmandatory schedule contract; and (2) the Navy followed the small purchase procedures outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation, even though it was not able conduct a formal price comparison. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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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