[Protest of NAVFAC Contract Award for Guard Services]

B-241072: Dec 19, 1990

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A firm protested a Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) contract award for guard services, contending that: (1) NAVFAC improperly considered the awardee's late bid; (2) the awardee's bid was nonresponsive, since it did not complete its taxpayer identification representation; and (3) the awardee was ineligible for award under the small business set-aside. GAO held that: (1) NAVFAC improper actions caused the late receipt of the awardee's bid; (2) the awardee's failure to complete taxpayer representation information had no bearing on its bid's material aspects and did not render the bid nonresponsive; and (3) the Small Business Administration had conclusive statutory authority to determine the awardee's small business status. Accordingly, the protest was denied in part and dismissed in part.

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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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