[Protest of Navy Contract Award for Transportation Services]

B-272388.2: Dec 9, 1996

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A firm protested a Military Sealift Command (MSC) contract award for transportation services in support of the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program, contending that MSC improperly evaluated bids. GAO held that: (1) MSC's determination that the awardee's proposal was excellent and essentially equal to the protester's higher-priced excellent proposal was unsupported by the record; and (2) MSC failed to conduct discussions with the protester after it had improperly conducted discussions with the awardee after the submission of best and final offers. Accordingly, the protest was sustained, and GAO recommended that MSC: (1) reopen discussions and request new best and final offers; (2) if it concludes that the awardee is no longer in line for award, terminate the contract and make award to the successful bidder; 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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