[Protest of Air Force Contract Award for C-21A Replacement Aircraft and Related Logistics Support]

B-274385,B-274385.2,B-274385.3: Dec 6, 1996

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A firm protested an Air Force contract award for C-21A replacement aircraft and related logistics support services, contending that the Air Force: (1) should have found the awardee's proposal technically unacceptable, since it did not comply with certain solicitation specifications; (2) treated the bidders unequally, since the Air Force only required it to submit certain technical information for bid evaluation; and (3) made a flawed cost-technical tradeoff decision. GAO held that the: (1) protester untimely filed more than 10 days after it knew the basis of protest its protests of the Air Force's interpretation of a solicitation specification and the technical acceptability of the awardee's proposal; (2) Air Force treated the bidders equally and reasonably evaluated the bidders' proposals based on their contents; and (3) Air Force reasonably determined that the protester's bid was technically unacceptable and properly made award to the bidder that offered the best value to the government. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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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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