[Protests of BOP Contract Award for Residential Community Correctional Services]

B-270499.3,B-270499.4,B-270499.5: Apr 18, 1996

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A firm protested a Bureau of Prisons (BOP) contract award for residential community correctional services, contending that BOP: (1) improperly evaluated and downgraded its bid; and (2) failed to conduct meaningful discussions regarding its bid deficiencies. The firm also requested reconsideration of a supplemental protest under the significant issue exception. GAO held that: (1) BOP properly downgraded the protester's bid, since it failed to explain how it would meet the solicitation's requirements; (2) BOP conducted meaningful discussions, since it advised the protester of bid deficiencies and afforded the protester an opportunity to correct them; (3) the protester untimely filed its protest of alleged information disclosure improprieties; (4) the protester would not be in line for award even if its bid had been rated higher as a result of the discussions; and (5) the protester failed to provide sufficient information that would warrant reconsideration of its supplemental protest under the significant-issue exception. Accordingly, the protests and request for reconsideration were denied.

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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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