[Protest of Air Force Contract Awards for Definition and Development of JASSM]

B-272418,B-272418.2,B-272418.3: Oct 30, 1996

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A firm protested two Air Force contract awards for definition and development of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM), contending that the Air Force: (1) improperly evaluated its past performance; (2) did not adequately consider the complexity of the products being developed and placed undue emphasis on program similarity instead of product similarity; and (3) did not afford the protester the opportunity to modify its bid in response to the change in the evaluation criteria. GAO held that the: (1) Air Force properly evaluated the protester's performance as deficient on a previous contract; (2) bidders were advised prior to the closing date for receipt of proposals that the Air Force viewed program similarity as more important than product similarity; and (3) Air Force reasonably excluded the protester from the competitive range, since its total contract price for the development phases of the JASSM program would have remained substantially higher than either of the awardee's prices. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

Mar 22, 2018

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.

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