[Request for Reconsideration of Protest of VA Contract Award for Home Oxygen Services]

B-261104.2: Jun 15, 1995

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A firm requested reconsideration of its dismissed protest of a Department of Veterans Affairs contract award for home oxygen services. GAO had held that: (1) the protester was not sufficiently interested to protest the award, since there was an intervening bidder that submitted a lower bid. In its request for reconsideration, the protester contended that: (1) the intervening bidder would not necessarily be in line for award, since the solicitation did not require award to the low bidder; and (2) it had filed an agency-level protest concerning the intervening bidder's eligibility for award. GAO held that the: (1) solicitation provided for award to the most advantageous bidder based on price; and (2) protester failed to apprise GAO of its agency-level protest and could not raise the issue in its request for reconsideration. 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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