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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.



B-415042,B-415042.2, Harper Construction Company, Inc., November 07, 2017

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Harper Construction Company, Inc., of San Diego, California, protests the award of a task order to Straub Construction, Inc., of Fallbrook, California, by the Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, under request for proposals (RFP) No. N62473-15-D-2434-X007 for construction services at Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona. Harper challenges the evaluation of the firm's proposal and argues, in the alternative, that its proposal should not have been rejected because the solicitation is latently ambiguous. We sustain the protest.



B-415568,B-415568.2, General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc., January 25, 2018

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc. (GDIT), of Fairfax, Virginia, protests the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) award of a contract to Leidos Innovations Corporation, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. HM0476-16-R-0025, to provide various information technology (IT) support services. GDIT asserts that the agency failed to conduct meaningful discussions, unreasonably evaluated proposals under the technical/management evaluation factor, and performed an unreasonable best-value tradeoff. We deny the protest.



B-415233, Sierra Nevada Corporation, December 05, 2017

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Sierra Nevada Corporation, of Sparks, Nevada, protests the rejection of the proposal it submitted in response to, and the cancellation of, request for proposals (RFP) No. W58RGZ-16-R-0004, issued by the Department of the Army for a fixed-wing utility aircraft. Sierra Nevada asserts that the agency unreasonably evaluated its proposal as unacceptable. We deny the protest.



B-412521.2,B-412521.3,B-412521.4, Trans Digital Technologies, LLC, January 17, 2018

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Trans Digital Technologies, LLC (TDT), of Washington, District of Columbia, protests the award of a contract to Integral Consulting Services, Inc., of Rockville, Maryland, by the Department of State (DOS) under request for proposals (RFP) No. SAQMMA-14-R-0203 for next generation passport personalization printers and associated services. TDT challenges the evaluation of proposals under various non-price factors, the best value tradeoff decision and argues the agency engaged in misleading discussions. We deny the protest.



B-415411, Office Design Group, January 03, 2018

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Office Design Group (ODG), a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) concern of Irvine, California, protests the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. VA701-17-R-0094, issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for furniture and installation-related services at the VA's Puget Sound Mental Health and Research Building in Seattle, Washington. The protester alleges that an amendment to the RFP created an ambiguity and that the time given to respond to the solicitation was unreasonably short. We sustain the protest.



B-415421,B-415421.2, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., December 28, 2017

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., of Vancouver, Washington, protests the award of a contract to Flatiron/Dragados/Sukut Joint Venture (FDS) by the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), under request for proposals (RFP) No. W91238-17-R-0006 for construction services. Kiewit challenges various aspects of the evaluation of proposals and the best-value tradeoff decision. We deny the protest.



B-415489, Reagent World, Inc., December 08, 2017

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

Reagent World, Inc., a small business of Irvine, California, protests the issuance of a purchase order to Altus Technical Solutions, LLC, a small business of Severn, Maryland, under solicitation No. W911S8-17-Q-2239-01, issued by the Department of the Army, for range target lifter installation parts and services. Reagent World challenges the Army's determination that its lowest-priced bid was technically unacceptable. We deny the protest.



B-415700, National Government Services, Inc., January 29, 2018

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:00:00 -0500

National Government Services, Inc. (NGS), of Indianapolis, Indiana, protests the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. HHSM-500-2017-RFP-0016, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to obtain a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) to provide services for the administration of Medicare Part A and Part B (A/B) fee-for-service benefit claims. NGS challenges as unduly restrictive of competition the agency's inclusion in the solicitation of a contract award limit provision, which restricts the percentage of overall MAC workload that can be held by MAC contractors. We deny the protest.