[Protests of Navy Cancellation of Solicitation for Technical Support Services]

B-250074.2,B-250074.3,B-254015,B-254015.2: Nov 4, 1993

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A firm protested the Navy's cancellation of a solicitation for technical support services, contending that the Navy: (1) improperly made award to the awardee under the original solicitation, since its bid did not meet all the solicitation specifications; (2) unfairly induced it to withdraw its original protest; (3) improperly awarded an interim contract to the awardee; and (4) constructively cancelled the original solicitation by issuing an amendment that revised some technical requirements, changed the evaluation criteria, and renumbered the solicitation. GAO held that the: (1) protester's initial protest was academic, since the Navy recognized that the initial award was improper, suspended the contract, and reopened the competition; (2) protester did not provide a valid basis of protest regarding the interim contract award; and (3) protester did not provide any evidence that the solicitation amendment did not reflect the Navy's changing needs. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed in part and denied in part.

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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