[Protest of VA Solicitation for Chiller Conversions]

B-258982: Feb 15, 1995

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A firm protested a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) solicitation for water chiller conversions, contending that: (1) VA improperly converted the solicitation to a sole-source procurement; and (2) the awardee did not propose experienced personnel as the solicitation required. GAO held that the: (1) protester untimely filed its protest after bid opening; (2) protester's communication with VA did not constitute an agency-level protest; and (3) issue of the awardee's personnel was a matter of contractor responsibility which it would not review, since there was no evidence that VA acted in bad faith or misapplied definitive responsibility criteria. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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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