[Protests of DISC Solicitations for Small Purchases]

B-261538,B-261556,B-261566,B-261567: Aug 14, 1995

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Four firms protested the Defense Industrial Supply Center's (DISC) solicitation for small purchases, contending that the electronic bid transmission requirement was overly restrictive of competition. GAO held that: (1) DISC had a reasonable basis for requiring that quotes be submitted electronically; (2) the requirement was not overly burdensome for prospective vendors; and (3) the requirement was consistent with the mandate that DISC promote competition to the maximum extent practicable. Accordingly, the protests were denied.

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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