[Protest of NPS Contract Award for Operation of Passenger Ferry Service]

B-234219: May 9, 1989

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A firm protested a National Park Service (NPS) contract award for passenger ferry operation, contending that NPS: (1) failed to conduct discussions; (2) erroneously determined that the awardee had performed satisfactorily on the previous contract; (3) failed to consider unique features it offered in its bid; and (4) improperly conducted the procurement 4 years before the scheduled expiration of the contract. The protester also contended that the awardee planned to sell its business. GAO held that: (1) the solicitation advised that NPS could make award without conducting discussions; (2) the protester untimely filed its protests regarding the awardee's allegedly unsatisfactory contract performance and NPS procurement before contract expiration; (3) the protester failed to support its allegations regarding the awardee's sale of its business; and (4) NPS properly did not credit the protester for offering additional features which the solicitation discouraged. Accordingly, the protest was denied in part and dismissed in part.

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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