[Request for Reconsideration of Protests Against VA Contract Awards]

B-243018.2,B-243019.2,B-243020.2,B-243021.2: Aug 20, 1991

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Two firms requested reconsideration of their protests against Veterans Affairs (VA) contract awards. GAO had held that VA improperly: (1) used flawed criteria; (2) evaluated bids; and (3) awarded the contract to the protesters. In its request for reconsideration, the protesters contended that: (1) the prior decision improperly recommended VA to downgrade their bids, since they complied with the solicitation requirement for hospital visits; (2) VA improperly evaluated bids; and (3) the initial protester was not prejudiced by improper bid evaluation. GAO held that: (1) there was no basis for reconsideration of the protest regarding downgrading, since the decision recommended that VA reevaluate bids in accordance with solicitation requirements; (2) the protesters' mere disagreement with the prior decision did not warrant reconsideration; and (3) the initial protester's standing would improve under the new evaluation. Accordingly, the requests for reconsideration were denied.

Mar 22, 2018

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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