[Protest of Army Contract Award for Equipment Maintenance and Repair Services]

B-271065,B-271065.2: Jun 12, 1996

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A firm protested an Army contract award for equipment maintenance and repair services, contending that the: (1) Army improperly evaluated the technical and cost proposals; (2) upward adjustment of its cost proposal was unreasonable; (3) Army should have downgraded the awardee's technical proposal in certain areas; and (4) Army failed to evaluate the risks associated with the awardee's subcontracting plan. GAO held that the: (1) Army's cost-technical tradeoff was reasonable and in accordance with the solicitation's evaluation methodology; (2) Army properly adjusted the protester's cost proposal to include certain specified costs; (3) Army reasonably determined that the awardee's subcontracting approach posed no significant risk; and (4) Army downgraded the protester's technical proposal, since the protester had insufficient staff to perform the required work. 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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