[Protest of UMTA Contract Award for Special Analyses]

B-229547: Mar 14, 1988

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A firm protested an Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) contract award for special analyses, contending that: (1) UMTA improperly downgraded its bid for weaknesses which were not directly related to the evaluation criteria; (2) UMTA did not hold adequate discussions; and (3) the alleged weaknesses resulted from the agency's faulty evaluation of its bid. GAO held that: (1) the protester untimely filed after award its protest against the agency's bid evaluation; (2) UMTA reasonably evaluated the protester's bid consistently with the solicitation's evaluation criteria; and (3) UMTA properly advised the protester of its bid's weaknesses. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed in part and denied in part.

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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