[Protest of State Department Rejection of Bid for Uniformed Guard Services]

B-271385,B-271385.3: Jul 10, 1996

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A firm protested the Department of State's rejection of its bid for uniformed guard services, contending that State: (1) unreasonably evaluated its technical proposal and its proposed employees' management experience; (2) failed to hold meaningful discussions regarding its bid price; and (3) improperly excluded its bid from the competitive range. GAO held that State: (1) was not required to advise the protester that its bid price was too high; (2) reasonably evaluated the protester's technical proposal in accordance with the solicitation's evaluation criteria; (3) did not use an undisclosed evaluation criterion; and (4) properly excluded the protester's bid from the competitive range. 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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