Protest of Army Removal of SDB Evaluation Preference, U.S. GAO, December 6, 1994.

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A firm protested the Army's removal of the evaluation preference for small disadvantaged businesses (SDB) for the operation of recreational facilities. GAO held that the Army properly removed the SDB evaluation preference, since the preference could not be used in conjunction with the small business set-aside.

Date: Decoiraer 6, DICISION Forge Ahead Company protests the Department of the Army's removal of the evaluation preference for small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) §from request for proposals (RFP) No.

DAACR, issued as a small. A firm protested the Army's refusal to apply small-disadvantaged-business (SDB) evaluation preferences under two solicitations, contending that the Army should have included a SDB clause in the solicitations. GAO held that the: (1) solicitations did not include any provision for applying a SDB preference; and (2) protester untimely filed after bid opening Protest of Army Removal of SDB Evaluation Preference protest against an alleged.

A firm protested the Army's decision to revise the evaluation scheme under a solicitation for meteorological systems services and equipment, contending that: (1) the Army, after terminating the initial contract, should have awarded it the contract, since its bid U.S.

GAO low under the unrevised specified evaluation scheme; and (2) it was entitled to reimbursement for its bid and protest preparation. Law (AugPM EDT) -- A Court of Federal Claims judge has said he will seek out an advisory opinion in AECOM's protest over an $82 billion U.S.

Army logistics contract after the. Army's official position--based on a reasonable interpreta-tion of the trend of the case law--is that the statute does not apply." (Emphasis added.) According to PAE, our deci-sion erred in accepting the Army's posture as "official U.S.

Army policy," since there is no evidence in the record of any official policy on this matter by the Army. U.S. Technology Corp., B, Oct. 2,CPD at 3. Protester, a small disadvantaged business (SDB), was not prejudiced by agency's failure to apply percent SDB evaluation preference provided for in solicitation, where (1) awardee was SDB, against which the preference would not apply in any case, and (2) there is no basis.

B 8 6 I our decisions Protest of Army Removal of SDB Evaluation Preference Allis-Chalmers Corporation,MaCPDand 51 Comp. Gen. URC argues that since it was clear from the solicitation that travel costs were not to be evaluated, then Deterline's post-bid opening protest that travel costs should be eval- uated in the manner that it argues is 1994.

book because GAO's. The Government Accountability Office has denied a protest by Palantir in connection with the Army's Distributed Common Ground System, according to a May 18 post on the GAO website.

According to the GAO decision, Palantir contended in its protest that the Army "failed to conduct market research in accordance with the statutory and regulatory. readily available.6 Thus, its protest procedures— which can differ somewhat from those of the procuring agencies and the Court of Federal Claims— are the focus of this report.

The report is one of two providing Congress with background on the GAO bid-protest process. It provides an overview of the time frames and procedures in a GAO bid. The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Monday rejected a bid protest over a $ million contract for work on U.S.

Army research laboratories, saying the award was consistent with contract. Computer Sciences Corp., et al., B et al., Nov. 3,CPD at 11 (agencies are required to adequately document their evaluation results in order to facilitate our examination of the record; where, due to a lack of documentation, we are unable to understand the agency’s evaluation conclusions, we will sustain a protest.

GAO decision on Army helicopter protest. Ap | On April 4, the Government Accountability Office published a decision on a protest by MD Helicopters of Mesa, AZ, of the Army's decision to not award the company an other transaction agreement for.

In a decision made public Wednesday, the U.S. Government Accountability Office upheld a bid protest by System Studies & Simulation Inc. over a $ million U.S.

Army contract for instructor. Inunder CICA, GAO for the first time acquired explicit statutory authority to preside over “protest[s] concerning an alleged violation of a procurement statute or regulation.” 31 U.S.C. § If a protest is sustained, CICA permits GAO to recommend an appropriate remedy “to promote compliance with procurement statutes and.

The protest must then be filed not later than 10 days after the date on which the debriefing was held. Exception To Timeliness Rules. An ACA PARC may, consider an untimely protest if he/she determines that the protest raises issues significant to the acquisition process.

Subsequent General Accounting Office (GAO) Protest. regulations, of the inapplicability of the SDB evaluation preference to this acquisition.[2] See Perdomo & Sons, Inc., B, Nov. 19,CPD Para. Thus, as required by the DFARS, the contracting officer properly did not apply the SDB evaluation preference to the bids.

protest is timely. The evaluation of technical proposals and the determination of their relative desirability is primarily a function of the procuring agency, since it is the agency that is responsible for defining its needs and the best method of accommodating them, and must bear the burden of any difficulties resulting from a defective.

For example, describing a best value evaluation in the RFQ and then awarding the order to the low-cost, technically-acceptable quoting contractor resulting in a sustained Schedule order protest in Computer Products, Inc., B, GAO Protest Case Studies Presented by Sam Le and Mark Hagedorn, SBA April 5, 1.

Dorado Services, Inc., B, Nov. 18, Summary: GAO denied a protest that the awardee’s proposal did not comply with the limitations on subcontracting where the proposal on its face did not indicate that the awardee would not comply and.

The Government Accountability Office sided with the U.S. Army in protests over $82 billion in support services contracts for U.S. military installations, saying in. Specifically, in CIGNA Government Services, LLC, B‑, B, May 6,CPDour Office sustained a protest where the same SSB and SSA failed to reasonably address divergent evaluation findings for different regions where the record reflected that both regions were simultaneously procured using a single solicitation.

The Government Accountability Office has been publishing its annual bid protest statistics report to Congress since fiscal year That year GAO received 2, new protests and closed 2, For FYGAO reports that it received 2, new protests and closed 2, Given the changes in contract law and the significant increase in expenditures on federal contracts over the last.

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of filing with GAO. GAO may dismiss the protest if protester fails to furnish a copy within the 1 day. The GAO’s will provide written notice that a protest has been filed. The Air Force response to a GAO bid protest must comply with GAO’s bid protest regulations.

This report is one of two providing Congress with background on the GAO bid-protest process. It analyzes (1) trends in bid protests filed with GAO, (2) why companies protest, (3) the impact bid protests have on acquisitions, (4) the most common grounds for GAO to sustain a protest, and (5) trends in bid protests filed against DOD.

Janu – Army informed GiaMed that the appellant (Global Dynamics, LLC) is the awardee of the contract at issue. J – GiaMed filed a GAO protest of Global Dynamics’ award (see B). June – Agency concluded corrective action under the June 29 GAO protest and reaffirmed award to Global Dynamics.

GAO has jurisdiction over protests of task order awards issued by military agencies or departments (e.g., the Secretaries of Defense, Army, Navy, Air Force, Homeland Security (for the Coast Guard), and NASA) only if: (1) the value of the task order award is at least $25 million; or (2) the protest asserts that the task order increases the scope.

An Army contract for security at its bases in Germany is moving ahead after the U.S. Government Accountability Office dismissed a protest against the award. Lockheed then decided to sue the Army in the U.S.

Court of Federal Claims before the GAO rendered a decision, which extended the protest period out farther. In. FAC Number Effective Date HTML XML PDF Word EPub ITunes Kindle;   Matthew Potter is a resident of Huntsville, Ala., where he works supporting U.S.

Army aviation programs. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he began work as. The U.S. Government Accountability Office denied protests by AECOM and PAE over two U.S. Army aviation support deals awarded to DynCorp, worth a combined $ billion, saying in three decisions. Buy American Act, 41 U.S.C. 10a-d.

Provides preferences for domestic end products in production. Berry Amendment, 10 U.S.C. note - Provides that no part of any appropriation is available to procure certain items of food, clothing, natural fiber products or other items that are not manufactured in the U.S.

APPENDIX 2. ANNUAL REPORT. Prior to Army Futures Command, the Army was a model for how federal agencies can work with small businesses. “The Army spent 10 years, millions of dollars, and multiple studies to develop a new physical fitness test.

How can the Army overhaul its entire acquisition system with inadequate study and evaluation. Our military deserves better. GAO Final Rule on Bid Protest Regulations • New electronic filing system called EPDS. • Must use EPDS for all filings to GAO. • $ filing fee for new protests. • No small business waiver.

• No additional fee for supplemental protests. • The threshold for. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that the Department of Defense (DoD) has not set timeframes for planned actions and has not clearly described the roles and responsibilities of DoD and special operations, which have become key challenges in improving oversight.

International Security: DOD and State Need to Improve Sustainment Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation for Section and Assistance Programs, GAO, SRP Support Tools Testing and Evaluation.

The contractor shall test and evaluate geospatial tools that standardize and automate development surface danger zones, military installation maps and range support tools and shall support all required DoD and U.S.

Army testing, evaluation, and accreditations required to field these tools. “GAO sustained FCi Federal’s protest after concluding that DHS’s affirmative determination of USIS’s responsibility was not reasonable because the agency failed to consider pending allegations of fraud by the awardee’s parent company under another federal contract,” said Ralph White, GAO’s managing associate general counsel for procurement law, in a statement.

The court reviews such bid protests under the standards of the Administrative Procedures Act, 5 U.S.C. [section]28 U.S.C.

[section] (b)(4) and may set aside awards if "(1) the procurement official's decision lacked a rational basis; or (2) the procurement procedure involved a violation of regulation or procedure.".6. U.S. General Accounting Office, Civilian Agency Procurement: Improvements Needed in Contract Administration, GGD (Washington, D.C.: U.S.

General Accounting Office, September ), pp. The Professional Services Council has noted that one clearly objective agency protest system is the Headquarters Level Protest Program of. The GAO Civilian Task and Delivery Order Protest Authority Act ofand subsequently the NDAA, permanently reinstated the GAO’s jurisdiction over protests of civilian agency task order awards by eliminating the sunset provision in 41 U.S.C.

§ (f)(3). The civilian agency task order threshold at the GAO remains $10 million.

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