[Protest of DOT Rejection of Bid for Tape Storage]

B-257603: Aug 1, 1994

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A firm protested the Department of Transportation's (DOT) rejection of its bid for automatic data processing tape storage, contending that DOT improperly: (1) evaluated the bidders' costs; and (2) determined that its bid was nonresponsive, since its certificate of technical requirements did not include an original signature. GAO held that the protester: (1) failed to provide any evidence that DOT miscalculated its bid price; and (2) was not sufficiently interested to protest, since it was not the low bidder and would not be in line for award even if its protest were sustained. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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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