[Protest of Air Force Contract Award for Test Equipment Repair and Certification]

B-256239.2: Aug 12, 1994

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A firm protested an Air Force contract award for the repair, calibration, and certification of test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment, contending that the Air Force: (1) unreasonably made award to the awardee, since its bid was technically superior; (2) unreasonably determined that the awardee was responsible; and (3) failed to provide pre-award notices to the other bidders. GAO held that the: (1) protester was not sufficiently interested to protest the award, since it would not be in line for award even if its protest were sustained; (2) protester's best and final offer was unacceptable, since it failed to include required pricing information; and (3) Air Force was not required to reopen discussions with the protester to correct its bid deficiency. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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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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