[Protest of USDA Bid Rejection]

B-261889: Jul 18, 1995

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A firm protested the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) rejection of its bid, contending that USDA orally advised it to transmit its bid via facsimile. GAO held that USDA properly rejected the protester's bid, since the: (1) solicitation stated that facsimile bids would not be accepted; and (2) protester could not rely on oral advice that was inconsistent with the solicitation. 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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