[Protest of Air Force Solicitation for Laundry and Cleaning Services]

B-229806: Mar 2, 1988

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A firm protested an Air Force solicitation for laundry and cleaning services, contending that: (1) the solicitation's geographic restriction improperly limited competition; and (2) it had successfully performed the same services for the Air Force without problems. GAO held that the Air Force unduly restricted competition, since it failed to show that the geographic restriction was necessary to meet its minimum needs. Accordingly, the protest was sustained, and GAO recommended that the Air Force: (1) amend the solicitation without the restriction; and (2) reimburse the protester for the costs of filing and pursuing the protest.

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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