[Request for Reconsideration of Decision Concerning Protest Against AID Contract Award]

B-223905.3,B-223905.4: Aug 4, 1987

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A firm requested reconsideration of its protest of an Agency for International Development (AID) contract award for international ship booking, chartering, and freight-forwarding services. GAO had: (1) sustained the protester's allegation that AID failed to adequately document the award; (2) denied the protester's contentions that the awardee's bid was nonresponsive and that AID failed to conduct meaningful discussions; and (3) dismissed as untimely the contention that AID improperly held meetings with other offerers. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that: (1) it timely filed its protest that AID conducted improper meetings; (2) AID failed to follow the GAO recommendation that it review all offerers' scores; and (3) AID should reimburse it for its bid and protest preparation costs. GAO held that: (1) the protester untimely filed its protest concerning AID meetings; (2) AID properly reviewed both the protester's and the awardee's scores; and (3) the protester was not entitled to reimbursement for its bid and protest preparation costs. Accordingly, the request for reconsideration and the claim 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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