[Request for Reconsideration of Protest of GPO Contract Award]

B-260135.2: Jun 7, 1995

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A firm requested reconsideration of its dismissed protest of a Government Printing Office (GPO) contract award. GAO had held that: (1) GPO could properly accept a below-cost bid; (2) it would not review an allegation of a competitor's bid error or the GPO affirmative responsibility determination; and (3) the protester untimely filed its protest of an alleged solicitation ambiguity after bid opening. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended the solicitation ambiguity did not become apparent until it became aware of other bidders' very low bid prices. GAO held that the: (1) solicitation ambiguity was apparent, since the protester questioned GPO about its meaning and GPO failed to give it a definitive answer; and (2) protester relied on its interpretation of the provision at its own risk. Accordingly, the original decision was affirmed.

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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