[Protest of Army Contract Award for Equipment Maintenance]

B-255688: Mar 17, 1994

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A firm protested an Army contract award for food service equipment maintenance and repair, contending that the awardee was not eligible for award, since it had an organizational conflict of interest. GAO held that: (1) the awardee's president, who was also the incumbent contractor's vice-president, could not influence the amount of repair work to be done, since the Army would issue the work orders and had procedures to verify the need for equipment repairs; (2) there was no evidence of a conflict of interest; and (3) the protester failed to state a valid basis for protest. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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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