[Protest of NARA Solicitation for Operations and Maintenance]

B-253350.3,B-253350.4,B-253350.5: Apr 4, 1994

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Two firms protested a National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) solicitation for operations and maintenance services, contending that NARA: (1) improperly terminated their contracts; and (2) should not be allowed to resolicit the contract, since it would result in an improper auction. The first protester requested that GAO modify its recommendation to reevaluate the bids and award it the contract, since it was the low bidder. GAO held that: (1) NARA reasonably determined that the original solicitation did not reflect its minimum needs; (2) it would not modify its original recommendation to reevaluate the bids, since NARA needs were not met by the original solicitation; and (3) NARA properly reopened the competition to provide bidders an opportunity to respond to its actual requirements. Accordingly, the protest and request for modification were denied.

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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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