[Protest of Treasury 8(a) Program Set-Aside]

B-258324: Sep 2, 1994

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A firm protested the Department of the Treasury's decision to set aside a procurement under the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program, contending that the 8(a) set-aside would violate certain provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), since the procurement was previously effected through a small business set-aside. GAO held that: (1) FAR and SBA regulations did not preclude an 8(a) award where a small business set-aside was previously used; (2) FAR did not require a repetitive small business set-aside; and (3) the protester provided no evidence that SBA failed to consider whether the 8(a) set-aside would adversely impact other small business programs or an individual small business. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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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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