[Protest of Interior Method of Procuring Services Under Solicitations for Subsidence Monitoring]

B-223650,B-224446,B-224447: Sep 12, 1986

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A firm protested the Department of the Interior's method of procuring surveying services for subsidence monitoring, contending that since the work was related to architectural and engineering (A-E) services, Interior should have selected a contractor using Brooks Act procedures. GAO has held that if a survey is independent of an A-E project, the contracting agency may procure the survey under competitive statutes and regulations. GAO concluded that: (1) although an A-E firm could perform the services, the services were not a part of any A-E project; (2) the fact that engineers would evaluate the contractor's work had no bearing on the method of procurement; and (3) there was no requirement that an A-E firm perform the surveying services. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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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