[Protests of Any FmHA Contract Awards Under Solicitations for Farm Appraisal Service]

B-230194,B-230195,B-230196,B-230197: Apr 29, 1988

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An individual protested any Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) contract award under four solicitations for farm appraisal services, contending that FmHA: (1) improperly downgraded his bid; (2) improperly denied him the opportunity to submit a bid with his partner; and (3) should have awarded him the contracts, since he submitted the low bid. GAO held that FmHA: (1) properly downgraded the protester's bid based on his performance under previous contracts; (2) allowed bidders to submit bids individually or as business enterprises; and (3) specifically reserved the right to award the contracts to other than the low bidder. Accordingly, the protests were denied.

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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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