[Protest of Air Force Contract Award for Inflatable Rescue Boats]

B-270893: May 9, 1996

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A firm protested an Air Force contract award contract award for inflatable rescue boats, contending that the Air Force: (1) improperly rejected its alternate equal bid; and (2) should have waived its minor deviations from the solicitation's brand name specifications, since the deviations did not affect the product's ability to meet the solicitation's performance requirements. GAO held that the Air Force properly rejected the protester's bid as unacceptable, since the protester failed to establish that the deviations from the solicitation's brand name specifications in its bid: (1) were minor and could not be waived; and (2) would not adversely affect the product's performance. Accordingly, the protest was 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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