[Protest of Air Force Contract Award for Clinical Social Services]

B-281388,B-281388.2,B-281388.3: Feb 3, 1999

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Two firms protested an Air Force contract award for clinical social services, contending that the Air Force: (1) misevaluated the awardee's past performance as warranting a low-risk performance rating; (2) improperly determined that the awardee's proposed price was realistic; and (3) improperly made award on the basis of low price instead of on a best-value basis. GAO held that the: (1) Air Force reasonably evaluated the awardee's proposal as posing a low performance risk; (2) Air Force reasonably evaluated the awardee's past performance in accordance with the stated evaluation factors; (3) Air Force did not relax the solicitation's compensation requirements and did not conduct misleading discussions with the protesters; and (4) protesters were not sufficiently interested to protest the award, since they would not be in line for award even if their protests were sustained. Accordingly, the protests were 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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