[Protests of Army Small Business Set-Aside Solicitations]

B-221914.2,B-221915.3,B-221916.3,B-221917.2,B-221918.2: Aug 7, 1986

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A firm protested 10 Army small business set-aside solicitations for spare parts, contending that: (1) the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) prohibited the use of requirements contracts for noncommercial or noncommercial-type products; and (2) the solicitation provisions placed too much cost risk on the contractors. GAO held that: (1) FAR did not prohibit requirements contracts for items, regardless of whether they were commercial or commercial-type products; and (2) the Army acted properly in determining the probable amount of goods and services and, therefore, in imposing cost risks on the bidders. Accordingly, the protests were 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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