[Protest of NAVSEA Contract Award for Batteries and Battery Cells]

B-260325,B-260325.2: Feb 28, 1995

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A firm protested a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) contract award for batteries and battery cells, contending that the awardee: (1) was ineligible for award because it was not a qualified source; and (2) did not comply with first article testing requirements for items in previous procurements. GAO held that: (1) the awardee was not required to submit a preapproved item in order to be eligible for award; (2) the protest of alleged solicitation improprieties should have been filed prior to bid opening; and (3) NAVSEA properly made award on the basis of the lowest aggregate cost to the government. 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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