[Protest of Army Contract Award for Pyrotechnic Support Services]

B-237522: Feb 23, 1990

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A firm protested an Army contract award for engineering and technical services, contending that the Army: (1) unreasonably evaluated its proposal; (2) accepted its first best and final offer; (3) untimely advised it of its proposal deficiencies; (4) was not authorized to reopen discussions 6 months after receiving best and final offers; and (5) failed to respond to its questions. GAO held that the: (1) Army reasonably found the protester's proposal unacceptable, since the protester refused to offer fixed labor rates; and (2) protester untimely protested the other alleged improprieties. Accordingly, the protest was denied in part and dismissed in part.

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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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