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Protest of VA Solicitation for Subscription Services, U.S. GAO, December 1, 1994.

Protest of VA Solicitation for Subscription Services, U.S. GAO, December 1, 1994.

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On Novem , COMTEN filed its protest. Since CO1\1TEN's protest is based upon an alleged impropriety in the solicitation which was apparent prior to the closing date for receipt of initial proposals and was filed after the closing date for receipt of proposals, it is untimely under 2(b)(1) of our Bid Pro-test Procedures. 40 Fed. Beg. requirements in terms of “brand name or equal,” the solicitation must also set forth the salient characteristics to identify for prospective offerors the essential features of the product which will meet the agency’s functional requirements. Adams Magnetic Prods., Inc., B, May 3, , CPD at 4. Failure of a solicitation.

On Febru , the Government Accountability Office publicly released its recommendation sustaining the protest by ASM Research of a task order award by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to Booz Allen Hamilton. GAO determined that the VA failed to adequately consider a potential organizational conflict of interest (OCI) of the awardee based on the awardee’s performance of.   While under the law, GAO has 1 business day to make this call (and, therefore, if you are very cautious, you should file on the 9 th or 4 th day), as a matter of practice, GAO makes the phone call on the same day your protest is filed. But, you should file in the morning or before noon, to give GAO as much time as possible to make this critical.

  A protective order can be issued in connection with a bid protest either on the GAO’s own initiative or by virtue of a specific request by a protester. “Protected information” under the protective order includes proprietary, confidential, or “source-selection-sensitive” materials that – if disclosed during a protest – would result. See National Medical Staffing, Inc., B, , CPD (protest of agency’s failure to extend a closing date was dismissed where the protester, which had not requested a copy of the solicitation until 9 days before proposals were due, had constructive notice of the public posting of the issued solicitation a month before.


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Protest of VA Solicitation for Subscription Services, U.S. GAO, December 1, 1994 Download PDF EPUB FB2

A firm protested a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) solicitation for subscription services, contending that VA should have issued the solicitation as a small business set-aside, since there were at least two small businesses capable of performing the contract.

GAO held that VA reasonably: (1) determined that the protester was the only small business capable of meeting its requirements; and. A firm protested a Department of Veterans Affairs solicitation, contending that the solicitation was written to preclude it from receiving award. GAO held that the protester: (1) untimely filed its protest; and (2) should have protested the alleged solicitation improprieties prior to bid opening.

Accordingly, the protest was dismissed. A firm protested a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) solicitation for preventive maintenance and repair services on a mobile magnetic resonance imager, contending that the solicitation was defective, since it did not state the specific numerical weight of each evaluation factor.

GAO held that: (1) VA was not required to state the specific numerical weight of each evaluation factor; and (2.

American Overseas Book Co., Inc. protests the decision of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue request for proposals (RFP) No.

for subscription services on an unrestricted basis. American Overseas contends that the solicitation should have been issued as a small business set-aside. We deny the protest. If a party interested in a government contract believes that an agency has violated procurement law or regulation 1994.

book a solicitation for goods or services, or in the award of a contract, it may file a bid protest with our office. GAO provides an inexpensive and expeditious forum for the resolution of bid protests.

Recent Decisions. 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 protest, including (1) what issues can be protested with GAO; (2) who can file or be a party to a GAO protest; (3) the 1.

Subpart - Protests. Protests to VA. (a) Agency nt to FAR (d)(4), an interested party may protest to the contracting officer or, as an alternative, may request an independent review at a level above the contracting officer as provided in this interested party may also appeal to VA a contracting officer’s decision on a protest.

of filing and pursuing its protest concerning an alleged solicitation defect' contained in request for quotations (RFQ) No. issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for court reporting services for proceedings of the VA Board of Contract Appeals, We deny the request. The IFQ was issued by the VA after it terminated the.

We deny the protest. The RFP provides for the award of a fixed-price contract with a base period of 1 year with four 1-year options. The RFP contemplates establishing a supply source that will provide an estima bottles of clozapine per year for purchase through VA’s Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor (PPV) program.1 RFP at 3.

period was from October 1,to Septem ; for two subscriptions, the performance period was from November 1,to Octo Id. GAO determined that NLRB did not violate the bona fide needs rule for the five Web site database subscription renewals that it needed to have in place on October 1. Between and it distributed, through a series of Requests for Proposal, $74 million to 83 social services organizations throughout the United States.

These agencies, which ranged from disability and Veterans service organizations to community-based not-for-profits, provided counseling, advocacy, medical and case-management services.

Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC, of Blacksburg, Virginia, requests that we recommend reimbursement, in the amount of $73, for its protest costs. The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied protests from managed care giants TriWest and WellPoint over $ billion in U.S.

Department of Veterans Affairs community care network. The Government Contracts team recently represented Ed Medical, Inc., a Tennessee-based full service home medical supply provider, in a successful bid protest at the U.S.

Government Accountability Office (GAO). For the past 11 years, Ed Medical has been providing home oxygen services for the Veterans Administration (VA). Apr. 1,CPD 1in which we denied Mourels protest that the specifications contained in i\%vitation for bids (IFB) No.

issued by the Departmdnt of Veterans Affairs (VA) for a project involving the rehabili-tation and replacement of an underground steam distribution. In order to comply with CICA, the GAO has held that when using a sample TO as the basis for evaluating competing proposals, the offerors' proposed prices must be based on rates that will be binding on the TO as well as on all future work under the contract (see CW Government Travel, IncReconsideration, Comp.

Gen. Dec. B, CPD ). Contracts. Contracts valued at $7 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m. The firm successfully protested the VA’s solicitation for the upgrade and renovations at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System before the GAO.

Since earlythe VA has been incorporating Information Letter (IL) into all of its solicitations. However, this IL conflicts with the Veterans First Contracting Program enacted in. Groundbreaking GAO Protest of Department of Veterans’ Affairs Solicitation. The firm successfully protested to the GAO the VA’s award of a $23 million solar project in Las Vegas to R.E.M.

Construction Co. The project was to be awarded by the VA on the basis of price and technical considerations deemed most advantageous to the government. services VHA was seeking. GAO discussed the issue with GSA and GSA stated that Metro did not offer the services under its FSS contract.

In JanuaryGAO sustained a protest. where a contractor was ineligible to receive a task order because the required services were outside the scope of the contractor’s FSS contract.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied a pharmaceutical company's protest over a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs contract to provide erectile dysfunction medication, saying that.GAO denies protest where agency's evaluation was reasonable and consistent with RFP evaluation scheme.

Avalon Integrated Services Corp., B, U.S. Comp. Gen. LEXIS (July 1, ). GAO denies protest, finding that task order does not exceed scope of awardee's FSS contract and agency was not required to conduct discussions.§ Protest of award or decision to award.

A. Any bidder or offeror, who desires to protest the award or decision to award a contract shall submit the protest in writing to the public body, or an official designated by the public body, no later than ten days after the award or the announcement of the decision to award, whichever occurs first.