[Protest of Commerce Contract Award for Health Care Services, Supplies, and Facilities]

B-258631: Feb 1, 1995

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A firm protested a Department of Commerce contract award for healthcare services, supplies, and facilities, contending that Commerce unreasonably evaluated: (1) its bid, since its bid was superior to its successful bid under a prior Commerce solicitation; and (2) the awardee's bid, since the awardee intended to substitute its proposed personnel with less qualified incumbent personnel after award. GAO held that: (1) the prior procurement had no bearing on the instant procurement, since the evaluation schemes varied; (2) Commerce reasonably downgraded the protester's proposal based on its performance on other contracts and its inadequate staffing plan; and (3) the protester was not sufficiently interested to protest the bid evaluation, since it would not be in line for award even if its protest were sustained. 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.

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

Mar 12, 2018

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