[Protest of Air Force Responsibility Determination]

B-260298: Feb 24, 1995

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A firm protested an Air Force responsibility determination, contending that: (1) the Air Force improperly referred questions of its responsibility to the Small Business Administration (SBA); and (2) SBA abused its discretion in determining that it was not competent to perform the contract. GAO held that the: (1) Air Force properly referred the matter to SBA, since it had questions concerning the protester's ability to perform the contract; (2) actions taken by the Air Force and SBA were consistent with applicable regulations; and (3) it would not review the allegation regarding the abuse of discretion, since there was no evidence of bad faith in connection with the SBA decision. 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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