[Protest of BLM Rejection of Bid for Concrete Wall Caps]

B-266366: Oct 12, 1995

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A firm protested the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) rejection of its bid for concrete wall caps as nonresponsive, contending that BLM should have referred it to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for issuance of a certificate of competency. GAO held that: (1) BLM properly rejected the protester's bid as nonresponsive, since its bid bond was not signed and could not be executed; and (2) there was no reason to forward the matter to SBA, since it did not concern the protester's responsibility. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

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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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