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A firm protested an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contract award for support services, contending that: (1) EPA improperly eliminated its bid from the competitive range; (2) the awardee was ineligible for award under the small business set-aside; and (3) EPA improperly awarded the contract without prior notice to unsuccessful bidders. GAO held that: (1) EPA reasonably eliminated the. A firm protested an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contract award for program support services, contending that: (1) EPA improperly evaluated and downgraded its technical proposal; (2) EPA made an improper cost/technical tradeoff in selecting the awardee's higher-priced, technically-equal bid; (3) the awardee's proposed subcontractor presented an organizational conflict of interest; and. Bid Protests. A bid protest is a challenge to the terms of a solicitation or the award of a federal contract. For more than 90 years, GAO has provided an objective, independent, and impartial forum for the resolution of disputes concerning the awards of federal contracts. GAO's Procurement Law Division adjudicates these bid protests. 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 FY , GAO 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 .
Less than two weeks since missing out on the Department of Defense’s $ billion Defense Enterprise Office Solutions back-office cloud contract, Perspecta has filed a protest against the award. Perspecta Enterprise Solutions LLC filed its post-award bid protest of DEOS with the Government Accountability Office, according to a spokesperson with the General Services . Filing a GAO protest may trigger an automatic stay of contract award or performance that lasts for the duration of the protest. Such automatic stays are unique to bid protests filed with GAO and help account for GAO’s popularity as a protest forum. Agencies may, however, override these. The protest concerns an RFP issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for large air tanker services for wild land firefighting. After reviewing the solicitation, one potential offeror filed a pre-award protest arguing that the agency’s restriction on retardant tank sizes (no larger than 5, gallons) was unduly restrictive. EPA's Changed Business Practice to Use FedConnect. Effective February 1, , EPA began using Compusearch's FedConnect as the communications web portal for all solicitations and contracts above the micropurchase threshold, unless an exception applies. Therefore all potential offerors must be registered in FedConnect in order to submit proposals in response to future OAM procurements.
E-SITE is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, which essentially means the agency can use the contracting vehicle to run quicker competitions among pre-vetted contractors for IT. Reliable Mechanical, Inc. protests the award of a contract to Cooper Construction, Inc. under invitation for bids (IFB) No. PR-CI, issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for construction work. Reliable contends that EPA improperly permitted Cooper to correct a mistake in its bid. We deny the protest. Merle M. DeLancey Jr. and Lyndsay Gorton Almost daily, clients call our office seeking to protest the award of a federal government contract. Unfortunately, sometimes these calls are too late. While contracts can be protested at the agency level, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”), GAO protests are the most. GAO Office of the General Counsel March PRINCIPLES OF FEDERAL APPROPRIATIONS LAW. Annual Update of the Third Edition. a. GAOSP. United States Government Accountability Office. GAO. Office of the General Counsel. Volume 1. Forward Chapter 1 – Introduction B, Nov. 15, (contract for 2-year intern training program.