[Protests of AID Contract Awards for Bulk Tallow Deliveries]

B-258285,B-258701,B-258702: Dec 27, 1994

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A firm protested numerous Agency for International Development (AID) contract awards for bulk tallow deliveries, contending that AID: (1) improperly interpreted the solicitation's flagging and cargo preference requirements; (2) failed to award the contracts in accordance with the solicitation's small business set-aside requirements; and (3) should have awarded it the contracts, since the awardees were not qualified. GAO held that: (1) the protester untimely filed its protest against AID interpretation of certain solicitation requirements more than 10 days after it learned of the basis of protest; (2) AID was not required to award the contracts to small businesses, since the solicitation did not contain any small business preferences; and (3) AID reasonably determined that the awardees were qualified to perform the contract. Accordingly, the protests were 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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