[Protest of BPA Evaluation of Bid for Financial Analysis and Accounting Services]

B-245882.2: Feb 21, 1992

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A firm protested the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) evaluation of its bid for financial analysis and accounting support services, contending that BPA: (1) improperly downgraded its technical proposal; (2) was biased against small disadvantaged businesses; and (3) improperly included a binding arbitration clause in the solicitation. GAO held that: (1) BPA reasonably gave the protester little credit for its limited experience and availability of experienced personnel; (2) the solicitation did not include any evaluation preference for small disadvantaged businesses; and (3) the protester untimely filed after bid opening its protest regarding solicitation improprieties. Accordingly, the protest was denied in part and dismissed in part.

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

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