R B Toth Associates, LLC
B-418441,B-418441.2: Mar 13, 2020
- Full Report:
R.B. Toth Associates, LLC, of Oakton, Virginia, protests the award of a grant to the University of Rochester by the National Endowment for the Humanities for the development of a low-cost spectral imaging system and accompanying software. The protester alleges that the agency is improperly using the grant to acquire goods and services, which must be acquired by procurement contract.
We dismiss the protest for lack of jurisdiction.
Matter of: R B Toth Associates, LLC
File: B-418441; B-418441.2
Date: March 13, 2020
 Because the attachments to the agency’s request to dismiss the protest are not consistently paginated, cited page numbers refer to the pdf document pagination of the agency’s request.
 For example, the protester argues that the agency erred by failing to seek full and open competition in awarding the grant. See, e.g., Protest at 8.
 For example, the protester argues that, because a commercial entity has expressed an interest in selling a prefabricated version of the future system built from the published plans, the agency is, in effect, making a grant for the benefit of a commercial entity, which would be inconsistent with the agency’s statutory grant authority. Supp. Protest at 12-15 (citing 20 U.S.C. § 956 generally).