[Protest of DGSC Contract Awards for Engine Oil]

B-256593,B-256608: Apr 4, 1994

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A firm protested two Defense General Supply Center (DGSC) contract awards for engine lubricating oil, contending that DGSC: (1) should have used the most current military specification for qualifying products; and (2) discriminated against it, since it granted the awardee a waiver when its product's approval expired. GAO held that: (1) the protester untimely filed after bid opening its protest of DGSC use of the superseded military specification; (2) DGSC did not discriminate against the protester; and (3) DGSC properly granted an expiration waiver to the awardee, since it took the proper steps to keep its product qualified. 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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