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B-415637,B-415637.2,B-415637.3,B-415637.4,B-415637.5,B-415637.6,B-415637.7, Savannah River Technology & Remediation, LLC; Fluor Westinghouse Liquid Waste Services, LLC, February 08, 2018

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Savannah River Technology & Remediation, LLC, (SRTR) of Aiken, South Carolina, and Fluor Westinghouse Liquid Waste Services, LLC (FW), of Greenville, South Carolina, protest the award of a contract to Savannah River EcoManagement, LLC (SRE), of Lynchburg, Virginia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. DE-SOL- 0008913, issued by the Department of Energy (DOE) to process and stabilize liquid radioactive nuclear waste at the agency's Savannah River Site (SRS) in western South Carolina. The protesters argue that the agency misevaluated proposals and made an unreasonable source selection decision. We sustain SRTR's protest and deny FW's protest.



B-415678, IAP World Services, Inc., February 12, 2018

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

IAP World Services, Inc., of Cape Canaveral, Florida, protests the issuance of a task order to CACI Technologies, Inc., of Chantilly, Virginia, under request for task order proposals (RTOP) No. W56KGU-17-R-0012, issued by the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen, for operational, technical, and fielding support in the engineering, integration, fabrication, fielding, sustainment, training, and material acquisition of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment and systems, and foreign military sales equipment and systems. The protester challenges the fairness and reasonableness of the agency's proposal evaluations. We deny the protest.



B-415676, Peter Vander Werff Construction, Inc., February 06, 2018

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:02:00 -0500

Peter Vander Werff Construction, Inc. (PVWC), of El Cajon, California, protests the award of a subcontract by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) under solicitation No. B620862 for general construction and design-build construction services. PVWC challenges LLNS's decision not to award the protester a master task agreement. The Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) requests that we dismiss the protest asserting that we lack jurisdiction over the protest. We dismiss the protest.



B-415064.2, Veterans Electric, LLC, February 01, 2018

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Veterans Electric, LLC, of Colgate, Wisconsin, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB), protests the cancellation of invitation for bids (IFB) No. VA-69D-17-B-0319, which was issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the removal and replacement of obsolete fire alarm devices at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. The VA cancelled the IFB as part of its corrective action in an earlier protest by Veterans Electric that alleged that the IFB was ambiguous, contained obvious errors, and was structured to prevent competition by requiring replacement fire alarm devices to be obtained from the manufacturer. The protester now contends that the VA lacked a compelling reason for the cancellation of the IFB. We deny the protest.



B-415510.2,B-415510.3,B-415510.4, VT Halter Marine, Inc., January 24, 2018

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT), of Pascagoula, Mississippi, protests the award of a contract to Vigor Works LLC, of Clackamas, Oregon, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W56HZV-15-R-0187, issued by the Department of the Army for the design and manufacture of a quantity of maneuver support vessels (MSVs). VT maintains that the agency misevaluated proposals and made an unreasonable source selection decision. We deny the protest.



B-415497, ManTech Advanced Systems International, Inc., January 18, 2018

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

ManTech Advanced Systems International, Inc., of Herndon, Virginia, protests the award of a task order to The Buffalo Group, under request for proposals (RFP) No. HHM402-17-R-0015, issued by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), for development and enhancements for enterprise applications. ManTech argues that the agency's source selection decision was flawed. We sustain the protest.



B-414090.13,B-414090.14,B-414090.15,B-414090.16, Transworld Systems, Inc.; Account Control Technology, Inc., December 22, 2017

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Transworld Systems, Inc. (TSI), of Lake Forest, Illinois, and Account Control Technology, Inc. (ACT), of Woodland Hills, California, protest the award of multiple indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts to Pioneer Credit Recovery, Inc. (Pioneer), of Arcade, New York; The CBE Group, Inc. (CBE), of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Performant Recovery, Inc. (Performant), of Livermore, California; Continental Service Group, Inc. (ConServe), of Fairport, New York; and Coast Professional, Inc. (Coast), of West Monroe, Louisiana, pursuant to request for quotations (RFQ) No. TFSAFSA17Q0001 issued by the Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service (the Bureau) for private debt collection services. The protesters challenge various aspects of the agency's evaluation. We sustain TSI's protest and deny ACT's protest.



B-415214,B-415214.2, MicroTechnologies, LLC, November 22, 2017

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

MicroTechnologies, LLC (MicroTech), of Vienna, Virginia, protests the issuance of a task order to Telos Corporation, of Ashburn, Virginia, under task order request for proposals (TORP) No. FA4890-17-R-0032, issued by the Department of the Air Force for defensive cyber operations support. The protester challenges the evaluation of its proposal, and contends that the agency failed to consider relevant information in making an affirmative determination of Telos' responsibility. We deny the protest in part and dismiss it in part.



B-415631,B-415631.3,B-415631.4, CSI Aviation, Inc., February 07, 2018

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

CSI Aviation, Inc., of Albuquerque, New Mexico, protests the issuance of an order to Classic Air Charter, Inc. (CAC), of Huntington, New York, by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), under request for quotations (RFQ) No. HSCECR-17-Q-00005, for air charter services. The protester alleges that CAC's quotation contained material misrepresentations, that the agency's evaluation of quotations was unreasonable and disparate, and that discussions with the vendors were unequal. We deny the protest.



B-415528,B-415528.2, Heskett and Heskett Services, January 16, 2018

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Heskett and Heskett Services (H&H), a women-owned small business of Terre Haute, Indiana, protests the award of a contract to Colette M. Shepherd (Shepherd), under request for quotations (RFQ) No. RFQP01141700037, issued by the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), for a Life Connections Program (LCP) transition coordinator at the Federal Corrections Complex Petersburg, in Hopewell, Virginia. H&H argues that the agency improperly evaluated the quotations and made an erroneous best-value tradeoff determination, and alleges other improprieties in the agency's conduct of the procurement. We deny the protest.



B-415343,B-415343.2, OST, Inc., December 18, 2017

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

OST, Inc., of Washington, D.C., protests the issuance of a task order to Attain, LLC, of McLean, VA, under request for proposals (RFP) No. DE-SOL-0010408, issued by the Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), for information technology support services (ITSS). OST challenges the evaluation of its proposal and the best-value determination. We deny the protest.



B-415508.4, Castro & Company, LLC, February 13, 2018

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Castro & Company, LLC, of Alexandria, Virginia, protests the terms of request for quotations (RFQ) No. HSTS01-17-Q-FIN001, issued by the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), for financial statement audit and internal control support services. Castro protests a restriction on the scope of quotation revisions included in an amendment to the solicitation issued by the agency. We sustain the protest.



B-415694, SysVets, LLC, February 13, 2018

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

SysVets, LLC, a service-disabled veteran-owned business (SDVOSB) joint venture, located in Oxen Hill, Maryland, challenges the elimination of its proposal from consideration for award pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. QTA0016AWA0001, issued by the General Services Administration (GSA) as an SDVOSB set-aside, to establish the Veterans Technology Services 2 government-wide acquisition contract to provide customized information technology (IT) services and IT services-based solutions. SysVets challenges the agency's evaluation of its proposal. We deny the protest.



B-329747, Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration: Implementation of the Provision of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 Relating to the Dispensing of Narcotic Drugs for Opioid Use Disorder, February 07, 2018

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

GAO reviewed the Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) new rule on the implementation of the provision of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) relating to the dispensing of narcotic drugs for opioid use disorder. GAO found that (1) the final rule expands the categories of practitioners who may, under certain conditions on a temporary basis, dispense a narcotic drug in schedule III, IV, or V for the purpose of maintenance treatment or detoxification treatment under CARA; and (2) DEA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.



B-414931.2,B-414931.3, BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services, Inc., December 20, 2017

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services, Inc., of Rockville, Maryland, protests the issuance of a task order to CACI Technologies Inc., of Chantilly, Virginia, under request for task order proposals (RTOP) No. W911W4-16-R-0028, issued by the Department of the Army for intelligence support services in Afghanistan. The protester challenges the agency's evaluation of proposals. We sustain the protest.



B-329764, Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration: 18-Month Extension of Transition Period and Delay of Applicability Dates; Best Interest Contract Exemption (PTE 2016-01); Class Exemption for Principal Transactions in Certain Assets Between Investment Advice Fiduciaries and Employee Benefit Plans and IRAs (PTE 2016-02), February 09, 2018

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:02:00 -0500

GAO reviewed the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration's (Labor) new rule on 18-Month Extension of Transition Period and Delay of Applicability Dates; Best Interest Contract Exemption (PTE 2016-01); Class Exemption for Principal Transactions in Certain Assets Between Investment Advice Fiduciaries and Employee Benefit Plans and IRAs (PTE 2016-02); Prohibited Transaction Exemption 84-24 for Certain Transactions Involving Insurance Agents and Brokers, Pension Consultants, Insurance Companies, and Investment Company Principal Underwriters (PTE 84-24). GAO found that (1) the final rule (a) extends the transition period under sections II and IX of the Best Interest Contract Exemption and section VII of the Class Exemption for Principal Transactions in Certain Assets between Investment Advice Fiduciaries and Employee Benefit Plans and IRAs for 18 months; and (b) delays the applicability of certain amendments to Prohibited Transaction Exemption 84-24 for the same period; and (2) Labor complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.



B-415353.5, Al Baz 2000 General Trading & Contracting Company W.L.L., February 12, 2018

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Al Baz 2000 General Trading & Contracting Company W.L.L., of Hawally, Kuwait, challenges the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. W52P1J-17-R-0062, issued by the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Materiel Command, for the establishment of multiple blanket purchase agreements (BPA) for the provision of non-tactical vehicle (NTV) leasing and maintenance services in the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility. Al Baz challenges the agency's inclusion of on-ramp procedures for the potential award of additional BPAs. We deny the protest.



B-415733, S. E. James & Company, February 07, 2018

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

S. E. James & Company (SEJC), of Bigfork, Montana, challenges the decisions by the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) not to include the protester on a list of approved insurance rating agencies. The protester contends that the actions by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are unduly restrictive of competition. We dismiss the protest.



B-412020.16,B-412020.18,B-412020.19, Trident Technologies, LLC; Test Engineering Strategic Technologies, LLC, January 31, 2018

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Trident Technologies, LLC, of Huntsville, Alabama, and Test Engineering Strategic Technologies, LLC (TEST), of Sierra Vista, Arizona, protest the award of a contract to TNT Premier Partnership (TNT), of El Paso, Texas, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W9124Q-15-R-0011, issued by the Department of the Army for test engineering and analytical services. The protesters challenge the Army's cost realism analysis. We deny the protests.



B-414801.4, Octo Consulting Group, Inc.--Costs, December 14, 2017

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Octo Consulting Group, Inc., a small business located in Reston, Virginia, requests that we recommend that it be reimbursed the costs associated with filing and pursuing its protest against the issuance of a task order to Agile Defense, Inc., also of Reston, Virginia, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. ID04160076, issued by the General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Acquisition Service, on behalf of the Department of the Army, Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation. The task order, which was issued under the GSA's Alliant Small Business Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), was for information technology management services. We grant the request in part and deny it in part.



B-415513,B-415513.2, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, January 18, 2018

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Concurrent Technologies Corporation, of Jonestown, Pennsylvania, protests the award of a task order to Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., of Herndon, Virginia, under task order request for proposals (RFP) No. W912DY-17-R-0048, issued by the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers (Corps), for program management services. The protester challenges the evaluation of the proposals and the selection decision. We deny the protest.



B-414511.3, Noble Supply and Logistics, November 06, 2017

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Noble Supply and Logistics, of Rockland, Massachusetts, protests the award of a modification of a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to W.W. Grainger, Inc., of Lake Forest, Illinois, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. QSRA-RFQ-17001, issued by the General Services Administration (GSA) for support of GSA Retail Operations 4th Party Logistics efforts at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam and Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickman in Hawaii. The protester challenges the reasonableness of the agency's past performance evaluations. We deny the protest.



B-415731, TSC Enterprise, LLC, February 08, 2018

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

TSC Enterprise, LLC, of Suitland, Maryland, protests the award of a contract to Sehlke Consulting, LLC, of Arlington, Virginia, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. VA786-17-Q-0780, issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration for support services for the Veterans Cemetery Grants Compliance Review Program. TSC alleges that the agency unreasonably evaluated its quotation. We deny the protest.



B-415722,B-415722.2,B-415722.3, Raytheon Company, December 28, 2017

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Raytheon Company, of McKinney, Texas, protests the exclusion of certain proposals from the competitive range under request for proposals (RFP) No. FA8730-16-R-0021, issued by the Department of the Air Force for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) recapitalization effort. Raytheon challenges the Air Force's competitive range determination and the evaluation of Raytheon's radar. We dismiss the protest.



B-415368.2,B-45368.3,B-415368.4,B-415368.6,B-415368.7,B-415368.8,B-415368.9,B-415368.10,B-415368.11,B-415368.12, Enterprise Services, LLC; Accenture Federal Services, LLC; CSRA LLC, January 04, 2018

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Enterprise Services, LLC, of Herndon, Virginia (Enterprise); Accenture Federal Services, LLC, of Arlington, Virginia (Accenture); and CSRA LLC, of Falls Church, Virginia (CSRA), protest the award of multiple contracts under request for proposals (RFP) No. SSA-RFP-17-1001, issued by Social Security Administration for information technology (IT) services. The protesters challenge the agency's evaluation of technical and price proposals, as well as the agency's best-value determination and source selection decision. We deny the protests.