[Protest of Navy Contract Award for Support System]

B-283650,B-283650.2,B-283650.3: Dec 16, 1999

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A firm protested a Navy contract award for system support services, contending that: (1) the Navy's cost realism analysis was flawed because it failed to consider differences in direct labor rates between the awardee's proposed rates and it's higher rates; (2) the awardee engaged in prohibited "bait and switch" tactics; and (3) the Navy improperly evaluated its proposal. GAO held that: (1) the Navy reasonably relied on reviews and recommendations by the Defense Contract Audit Agency of the awardee's direct labor hourly rates, and the Navy reasonably determined that the projected cost of awardee's performance presented no technical risk; (2) there was no evidence that the awardee knowingly or negligently made any misrepresentation regarding employees that it did not expect to furnish during contract performance; and (3) the evaluation was in accordance with the stated solicitation criteria. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

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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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