[Comments on Protest of Interior Decision Not to Implement GAO Recommendation]

B-229842.2: Jun 22, 1988

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This document was written in response to the protest of Presentations South, Inc. (PSI), filed June 9, 1988, and the Department of the Interior, Branch of Procurement and Patents, Division of General, law letter dated June 17, 1988. In GAO's decision regarding Presentations South, Inc., B-229842, Apr. 18, 1988, GAO sustained PSI's protest under solicitation No. RPP-NAR0-7-0028, issued by the Department of the Interior, and recommended that Interior conduct an additional round of negotiations. Although the protest had been filed within 10 days of the contract award, the Department of the Interior did not receive notice of the filing until 30 days after performance had commenced by Creative Dimensions Group, Inc., during which time approximately one-third of the contract had been performed. As a result, the Branch of Procurement and Patents, Division of General Law, within the Department of the Interior advised PSI that it was not feasible to implement our recommendation and offered instead to pay for PSI's costs, which led to PSI's protest of June 9.

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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