Omega World Travel, Inc.; SatoTravel, Inc.

B-288861.5,B-288861.6,B-288861.7: Aug 21, 2002

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Two firms protested a Military Traffic Management Command, Department of the Army (MTMC) contract award for commercial travel services for five travel regions, contending that MTMC (1) improperly considered a discount offered by awardee for the award of contracts for all five regions and improperly awarded contracts for all five regions to awardee; (2) improperly declined to evaluate a contingent pricing discount proposed by one of the protesters; (3) refused to consider an alternate proposal for a flat monthly management fee; and (4) misevaluated awardee's past performance. GAO held that (1) the solicitation contemplated multiple awards but permitted awards for any combination of regions; (2) MTMC properly declined to consider discount offered by protester under the solicitation that called for fixed prices; (3) MTMC properly declined to consider an "alternative" monthly management fee pricing structure that did not provide any prices on the basis of transaction fees, as required by the solicitation; and (4) MTMC reasonably did not downgrade the proposal under the past performance evaluation factor because of 5-year old contract fee dispute under a predecessor contract that did not affect contract performance and that had been resolved by a settlement favorable to the offerer. Accordingly, the protest was denied.

Mar 22, 2018

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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