[Request for Reconsideration of Sustained Protest of Air Force Contract Award for Microcomputer Workstations]

B-233742.5,B-233742.6,B-233742.7: May 14, 1990

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Two firms and the Air Force requested reconsideration of a firm's protest against an Air Force contract award for microcomputer workstations. GAO had held that the: (1) protester reasonably interpreted the solicitation; and (2) Air Force's waiver of the material specification in the awardee's favor placed the protester at a competitive disadvantage. In their requests for reconsideration, the awardee and the Air Force contended that the: (1) protester's bid did not meet the solicitation requirements; and (2) solicitation was subject to more than one reasonable interpretation. The protester contended that it: (1) would be prejudiced by the reopening of negotiations; and (2) should receive the award. GAO held that: (1) arguments that the Air Force could have raised at the time of protest were not a basis for reconsideration; (2) the awardee's apparent disagreement with the previous decision was not a basis for reconsideration; and (3) the protester would not be placed at a disadvantage by the reopening of negotiations. Accordingly, the original decision was affirmed.

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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