[Protest of SBA Refusal of COC]

B-257379: Jun 20, 1994

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A firm protested the Small Business Administration's (SBA) refusal to issue it a certificate of competency (COC) under an Army solicitation for aviation ground power units. The protester contended that: (1) the SBA decision was unreasonable and made in bad faith; and (2) there were numerous improprieties in the Army's bid evaluation and award decision. GAO held that: (1) it had no authority to review the SBA judgment; (2) the protester failed to show that SBA acted in bad faith or failed to consider vital information bearing on its responsibility; and (3) the protester was not sufficiently interested to protest the award, since its COC was denied by SBA. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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.

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