[Protests of Any USDA Contract Awards for Janitorial Services]

B-241843,B-241845: Feb 27, 1991

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A firm protested any Department of Agriculture (USDA) purchase order for janitorial services, contending that USDA improperly denied it an opportunity to compete by not providing it with the solicitations. GAO held that USDA failed to send solicitations to the incumbent based solely on its alleged oral remarks to a contracting official. Accordingly, the protests were sustained, and GAO recommended that USDA: (1) reissue the solicitations and provide the protester an opportunity to compete; (2) terminate the current awardees' contracts if they were no longer in line for award and make award to the appropriate firms; and (3) reimburse the protester for its protest costs.

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.
  • Yang Enterprises, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest.

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