[Protests of GSA Solicitation for Office Space]

B-255762,B-255762.2,B-255762.3: Mar 30, 1994

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A firm protested a General Services Administration (GSA) solicitation for the lease of office space, contending that GSA improperly: (1) issued amendments that deleted seismic safety and handicapped accessibility requirements, relaxed parking requirements, and required bidders to absorb moving costs; and (2) proceeded with award after it filed its protest. GAO held that: (1) the protester untimely filed after bid opening its protest regarding solicitation improprieties; (2) the solicitation specifically advised the bidders that the contracting officer's representative had authority to issue solicitation amendments; (3) the moving costs requirement was not unfair, since GSA advised all bidders that they would have to pay them; and (4) GSA properly concluded that urgent and compelling circumstances necessitated its proceeding with award and performance, notwithstanding the protest. Accordingly, the protests were denied in part and dismissed in part.

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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