[Protests of DLA Solicitations for Chemical Light Products]

B-230044,B-230045,B-230046,B-230047: Apr 7, 1988

Additional Materials:


Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800

A firm protested the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) decision to set aside 50 percent of four solicitations for chemical light products for small businesses, contending that: (1) DLA improperly determined that it would obtain bids from at least two small business firms; and (2) since it had exclusive patent rights to the required product, no small business was able to perform the contract. GAO held that: (1) DLA properly set aside the procurement, since it determined from past procurements and a market survey that it would receive offers from at least two small business concerns; (2) the protester's allegation concerning the possible infringement of its patent rights was not a basis for protest; and (3) the allegation concerning contract performance was a matter of bidder responsibility. 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.

Looking for more? Browse all our products here