[Protest of DLA Rejection of Bidder as Nonresponsible]

B-235165: May 9, 1989

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A firm protested the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) rejection of its bid for aircraft refuelling services and subsequent contract award to another firm, contending that DLA and the Small Business Administration (SBA) determined that it was not responsible, based on its inability to obtain a required lease due to the unethical and unauthorized conduct of county airport officials. GAO held that it would not review the: (1) DLA or SBA determinations of the protester's responsibility, absent a showing of bad faith; and (2) protester's allegations regarding the airport officials' conduct, since that was a private dispute. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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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