[Protests of IHS Solicitation for Security Guard Services]

B-278766,B-278788,B-278789,B-278790: Feb 23, 1998

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A firm protested an Indian Health Service (IHS) solicitation for security guard services, contending that the requirement for performance and payment bonds unduly restricted competition by limiting Indian-owned companies from bidding on multiple solicitations. GAO held that IHS reasonably imposed the bonds, since IHS was concerned about ensuring uninterrupted service because it has experienced interrupted service due to unpaid contractor employees in the past. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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

Mar 12, 2018

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