[Protest of DOI Rejection of Bid]

B-257239: May 13, 1994

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A firm protested the Department of the Interior's rejection of its bid as nonresponsive, contending that: (1) the facsimile copy of its bid bond was sufficient to satisfy the bond requirement; and (2) its bid was responsive. GAO held that: (1) the protester's bid bond was of questionable enforceability because it included only a reproduction of the surety's signature; (2) bid nonresponsiveness could not be cured after bid opening; and (3) Interior properly rejected the protester's bid as nonresponsive. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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.
  • Yang Enterprises, Inc.
    We dismiss the protest.

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