[Request for Reconsideration of Protest of Air Force Contract Award]

B-256239.3: Nov 23, 1994

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A firm requested reconsideration of its dismissed protest of an Air Force contract award for test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment repair, calibration, and certification services. GAO had held that the protester was not sufficiently interested to protest the award. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that GAO: (1) ignored the contracting officer's discretion to waive its failure to submit pricing for the fourth option year as a minor irregularity; and (2) violated its protest regulations, since it decided to develop the protest rather than summarily dismiss it. GAO held that: (1) the contracting officer did not have discretion to waive the protester's pricing omission, since such pricing was a material requirement; (2) its decision to develop the protest did not render the protester an interested party; and (3) it properly dismissed the protest after determining that the protester was not sufficiently interested to protest the award. Accordingly, the original decision was affirmed.

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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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