[Protest of Air Force Contract Award for Autopilot Systems]

B-252235.2: Aug 4, 1993

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A firm protested an Air Force contract award for autopilot systems, contending that the award was based on improper cost and technical evaluations. GAO held that the: (1) Air Force's life-cycle cost evaluation did not provide a basis for determining the probable ultimate cost to the government; (2) solicitation stated that prices for foreign military sales quantities would not be evaluated; and (3) Air Force properly gave the awardee a higher technical rating for exceeding the solicitation requirements. Accordingly, the protest was sustained and GAO recommended that the Air Force (1) reevaluate the bidders' cost proposals; 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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