[Protest of Air Force Cancellation of Solicitation for Maintenance Services]

B-281224,B-281224.2,B-281224.3,B-281224.4,B-281224.5,B-281224.6: Jan 12, 1999

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Two firms protested the Air Force's cancellation of solicitation for maintenance services, contending that the Air Force: (1) improperly conducted the competition; and (2) misevaluated their proposals. GAO held that the Air Force improperly cancelled the solicitation, since 14 of the agency evaluators held positions under the A-76 study and thus were subject to being contracted out, creating a conflict of interest that could not be mitigated. Accordingly, the protest was sustained, and GAO recommended that the Air Force: (1) rescind the cancellation of the solicitation, constitute a new technical evaluation team, the composition of which is consistent with this decision, and reevaluate the step-one technical proposals; and (2) reimburse the protesters for their 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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