[Protests of OCHAMPUS Contract Award for Managed Health Care and Associated Administrative Services]

B-254397.15,B-254397.16,B-254397.17,B-254397.18,B-254397.19: Jul 27, 1995

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Two firms protested an Office of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (OCHAMPUS) contract award, contending that the award was improper due to an organizational conflict of interest. GAO held that: (1) the conflict of interest took place during the proposal evaluations; (2) OCHAMPUS acted unreasonably in assessing the significance of the organizational conflict of interest; and (3) OCHAMPUS did not take reasonable steps to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate the conflict. Accordingly, the protests were sustained and GAO recommended that OCHAMPUS: (1) terminate the awardee's contract and make award to the bidder offering the best value; and (2) reimburse the protester's 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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