[Protests of OCHAMPUS Contract Award for Managed Health Care]

B-254397.10,B-254397.4,B-254397.6,B-254397.7,B-254397.8: Dec 20, 1993

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Two firms protested an Office of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (OCHAMPUS) contract award for managed health care services, contending that OCHAMPUS did not evaluate the business and technical bids in accordance with the solicitation's evaluation criteria. GAO held that OCHAMPUS failed to: (1) follow the solicitation's evaluation scheme; and (2) evaluate the effectiveness of the bidders' proposed management approaches. Accordingly, the protests were sustained, and GAO recommended that OCHAMPUS: (1) either resolicit the contract or reevaluate the bids; (2) terminate the awardee's contract if it determines that the awardee's bid does not represent the best value to the government; and (3) reimburse the protesters for their protest costs.

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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