[Protests of DEA Contract Award for Facility Management Services]

B-271557,B-271557.2,B-271557.3: Jul 29, 1996

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Two firms protested a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) contract award for facility management services, contending that DEA improperly waived the solicitation's minimum personnel requirements in awarding the contract. GAO held that DEA: (1) improperly waived the solicitation's mandatory personnel requirements without advising the other bidders of its changed requirements; and (2) did not give all bidders the opportunity to revise their bids and compete fairly. Accordingly, the protests were sustained and GAO recommended that DEA: (1) amend the solicitation and advise all bidders of its actual minimum requirements; (2) terminate the awardee's contract if the protester's proposal proved to be more advantageous; and (3) reimburse the protester for its protest costs.

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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