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A firm protested the award of a contract and the rejection of its bid by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The bid was rejected because DLA determined that the protester was offering nonconforming merchandise. The protester contested that determination. DLA subsequently informed GAO that the protester was being considered for debarment. contract was $, DLA directed the Air Force not to exercise Caltech's next contract option, Because Shavpe would assume responsibility for an additional 1, short tons of SEAVAN cargo per month when Caltech's contract expired on Septem , DLA entered into a bi-lateral contract modification with Tate to change the. The Government Accountability Office denied a protest over two maintenance supply contract awards worth $51 million from the Defense Logistics Agency, saying in a decision released Wednesday that. Allegation that decision of Government to exercise option was in violation of terms of contract as option period has expired, is not for resolution under bid protest procedures and will not be considered. Murdock Machine & Engineering Co. of Utah (Murdock) protests the exercising of an option under contract No. NC-B
Protest Regulations, 4 C.F.R. § (a) ()), a protest may be brought only by an “interested party,” defined as “an actual or prospective bidder or offeror whose direct economic interest would be affected by the award of the contract or by failure to award the contract.” 31 U.S.C. § (2) (Supp. III ). As explained below. issued by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for maintenance service for a computed tomography (CT) scanner and related equipment at DeWitt Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. We deny the protest. The RFP, issued on February 2, , contemplated the award of a firm, fixed-price contract for a base year and 3 option years. d. Subsequent General Accounting Office (GAO) Protest. Special GAO timeliness rules govern protests initially filed with ACA contracting offices. In such cases, the protest to GAO must be filed not later than 10 days after the protester learned of an initial adverse agency decision. 7. Protest Issues Not For Consideration. If a party interested in a government contract believes that an agency has violated procurement law or regulation in 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.
GAO’s recent decision in HP Enterprise Services, LLC illustrates the challenges resulting from the recent changes to GAO’s task order protest also provides a useful overview of the current scope of GAO’s jurisdiction over such protests. HP Enterprise Services, LLC—Reconsideration, B (Janu ). Here is a bit of background on the recent jurisdictional. Logistics Agency (DLA) for mail, supply, audio-visual, and distribution of publications and forms services for the Defense Logistics Services Center, Battle Creek, Michigan. We sustain the protest.' 'The decision issued on Janu , contained proprietary information and was subject to a General Accounting Office protective order. GAO Sustains Protest of $ Million Defense Intelligence Agency Contract Febru The defense agency didn’t sufficiently explain why it picked a cheaper but riskier bid. 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.