[Protest of State Contract Award for Technical Support Services]

B-275592,B-275592.2: Mar 6, 1997

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A firm protested a Department of State contract award for technical support services, contending that: (1) State misevaluated the proposals and improperly engaged in discussions with the awardee after the submission of best and final offers; and (2) the awardee engaged in an improper bait and switch of personnel. GAO held that: (1) State properly evaluated the proposals; (2) State did conduct improper discussions, however, the record showed that they did not prejudice the protester; and (3) there is no basis for concluding that the awardee knowingly or negligently misrepresented its intent to furnish the employees specified in its proposal. 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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