[Protest of Army Contract Award for Archaeological Excavations]

B-241887: Dec 13, 1990

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A firm protested an Army contract award for archaeological excavations, contending that: (1) awardee fraudulents gained access to its confidential data; and (2) such misuse of confidential information warranted the consideration of its untimely filed protest under the significant-issue exception to the protest timeliness requirements. GAO held that: (1) the protester untimely filed its protest nearly 4 weeks after it became aware of the basis for protest; and (2) there was no reason to grant an exception to the timeliness rules, since the protest was essentially a dispute between private parties. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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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