[Protest of Air Force Solicitations for Various Types of Electronic Equipment]

B-218393,B-218394,B-218395,B-218396,B-218397,B-218398,B-218399,B: May 16, 1985

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A firm protested a number of solicitations issued by the Air Force to acquire various types of electronic equipment, contending that: (1) none of the specifications reflected the government's minimum needs, and they unduly restricted competition; and (2) the solicitations did not properly set forth salient characteristics as required when supplies are purchased on a brand name or equal basis. The protester contacted Air Force headquarters personnel and was told that the agency would consider the protest in more detail without prejudice to the protester's right to later file its protest with GAO. However, the protester did not file its protest with GAO within 10 working days after the Air Force denied its protest. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed as untimely filed.

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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