Military Agency Services Pty., Ltd.

B-290414,B-290441,B-290468,B-290496: Aug 1, 2002

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A firm protested a Department of the Navy contract award for picket boat services in the Singapore harbor to protect the United States Naval Ship (USNS) Niagara Falls, the United States Ship (USS) Cushing, the USNS Pecos, and the USNS John Ericsson, contending that (1) regarding the USNS Niagara Falls, the solicitation breached its current contract requirements and exceeded the government's legitimate needs, (2) regarding the USS Cushing, the solicitation breached its current contract and that the solicitation's request for an immediate response did not give it a meaningful opportunity to compete, (3) regarding the USNS Pecos, it was unfairly denied the contract, and (4) regarding the USNS John Ericsson, it was not solicited for the contract. GAO held that (1) breaches of contract requirements are out of its bid protest jurisdiction, (2) requests for near-immediate responses is unobjectionable, (3) because no factors are specified in a solicitation, price is the sole evaluation source, and (4) even if Navy improperly failed to solicit the protester, the protester was not prejudiced because there was no suggestion that it would have been successful under the solicitation. Accordingly, the protest are in part, denied, and in part, dismissed.

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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