[Protest of Navy Rejection of Bid for Load Bank]

B-250862: Feb 23, 1993

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A firm protested the Navy's rejection of its low bid and subsequent contract award for a load bank, contending that the Navy improperly excluded its technically acceptable bid from the competitive range, since it was significantly lower than the Navy's estimate. GAO held that the Navy: (1) unreasonably excluded the protester's bid from the competitive range; and (2) should have discussed with the protester the discrepancy between its price and the government's estimate. Accordingly, the protest was sustained and GAO recommended that the Navy: (1) include the protester's bid in the competitive range and solicit new best and final offers; and (2) reimburse the protester for its protest costs.

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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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