[Protest of Air Force Solicitation for Vehicle Operations and Maintenance Services as Deficient]

B-236194,B-236194.2: Nov 15, 1989

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A firm protested an Air Force solicitation for vehicle operations and maintenance, contending that the Air Force's refusal to disclose historical cost information gave it an unfair competitive advantage in the comparison of in-house and contracting costs. The Air Force contended that release of the cost data could discourage bidders from using creative and innovative techniques to keep their bids low. GAO held that the Air Force was not required to disclose the cost data, since: (1) the solicitation comprehensively defined the requirements; and (2) it had not otherwise publicly released the cost data. Accordingly, the protest was 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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