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B-414578, Bluehorse Corporation, July 20, 2017

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Bluehorse Corporation, of Reno, Nevada, an Indian Small Business Economic Enterprise (ISBEE), protests the terms of request for quotations (RFQ) No. A17PS00477, issued by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for multi-shot capable electronic control devices. Bluehorse contends that the agency should have set the solicitation aside for ISBEEs and that the agency's requirement for Taser "or equal" electronic control devices is restrictive of competition. We deny the protest.



B-411848.3, Eastern Forestry & Tree Service, Inc. -- Costs, July 20, 2017

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Eastern Forestry and Tree Service, Inc. (Eastern Forestry), of Spring Grove, Virginia, requests that our Office recommend that the Department of the Army reimburse it in the amount of $49,097.48 for the costs of filing and pursuing its protest in Eastern Forestry & Tree Service, Inc., B-411848, Nov. 9, 2015, 2015 CPD para. 348. Agency Report (AR), exh. 5, Third Claim, Jan. 7-8, 2016. We deny the claim in part and dismiss it in part.



B-414555.4, Stone Hill Park, LLC, July 18, 2017

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Stone Hill Park, LLC, a small business located in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, protests the award of contracts to Timberline Homes of Louisiana, LLC (Timberline LLC), a small business located in Lafayette, Louisiana, and Andries and Associates, LLC, a small business located in Carencro, Louisiana, by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. HSFE06-17-R-0003 for the maintenance and deactivation of manufactured housing units (MHUs). The protester alleges that the agency failed to reasonably evaluate Stone Hill's proposal, improperly amended the solicitation after the closing date for submission of proposals, and failed to conduct a proper best-value tradeoff decision. The protester also alleges that Timberline LLC was not eligible for award because it does not meet the solicitation's Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the Stafford Act) set-aside requirement. See 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5207. We deny the protest.



B-413952.3,B-413952.4, American Systems Corporation, June 23, 2017

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

American Systems Corporation (ASC), of Chantilly, Virginia, challenges the issuance of a task order to CDI Marine Company, of Washington, DC, by the Department of the Navy under solicitation No. N00024-16-R-3130, for readiness assistance team support services. The protester challenges the evaluation of the proposals and the selection decision. We deny the protest.



B-414476,B-414476.2, DKW Communications, Inc., June 23, 2017

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

DKW Communications, Inc., of Washington, D.C., protests the issuance of a task order to TAULUN, of Washington, D.C., by the Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA), under request for quotations (RFQ) No. DE-SOL-0010157 for information technology (IT) support services for NNSA's office of information management (OCIO). DKW argues that the agency's evaluation of vendors' quotations was improper. We deny the protest.



B-413816.3, Katmai Health Services, LLC, July 12, 2017

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Katmai Health Services, LLC, of Anchorage, Alaska, protests the award of a contract to Arctic Slope Mission Services, LLC, of Beltsville, Maryland, under request for proposals (RFP) No. TIRNO-16-R-0006, issued by the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), for services to support the agency's management of the seized and forfeited assets (MSFA) program. Katmai protests the agency's evaluation of Arctic Slope's proposed project manager. We deny the protest.



B-414383.2, Bluehorse Corporation--Costs, July 13, 2017

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Bluehorse Corporation, a small business of Reno, NV, requests that our Office recommend that it be reimbursed the costs of filing and pursuing its protest against the terms of several brand-name-only solicitations issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, within the Department of the Interior, for Taser-brand, non-lethal, electric-shock weaponry and accessories. We deny the request.



B-414168.4,B-414168.5,B-414436.3,B-414436.4, SageCare, Inc.; AeroSage, LLC--Reconsideration, July 13, 2017

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

SageCare, Inc., a small business, of Tampa, Florida, and AeroSage, LLC, a small business, of Tampa, Florida, request reconsideration of our decisions, SageCare, Inc., B-414168.3, B-414436.2, May 22, 2017 (unpublished decision) and AeroSage, LLC, B-414168.2, B-414436, May 22, 2017 (unpublished decision), dismissing their respective protests challenging the terms of solicitation Nos. SPE600-15-R-0211 and SPE600-17-R-0202, which were issued by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), for fuel. We deny the requests for reconsideration because they fail to establish any material factual or legal errors with respect to the underlying decisions dismissing the requesters' respective protests.



B-414615,B-414615.2, MINACT, Inc., July 12, 2017

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

MINACT, Inc., of Jackson, Mississippi, protests the issuance of task order No. 1630J3-17-T-00001 to Dynamic Educational Systems, Inc., of Phoenix, Arizona, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. DOL-ETA-17-D-0005, issued by the Department of Labor (DOL), for a vendor to operate the Finch Henry Job Corps Center in Batesville, Mississippi. MINACT complains that the agency performed an unreasonable evaluation of quotations, improperly issued the task order under the agency's indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contingency contract, and improperly plans to conduct a future procurement as a small business set-aside in retaliation for MINACT's filing the instant protest. We dismiss the protest.



B-414265.8, STG, Inc.--Costs, July 07, 2017

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

STG, Inc., of Reston, Virginia, requests that we recommend that the firm be reimbursed the costs of filing and pursuing its protest of the issuance of a task order to THE CENTECH GROUP, Inc., of Falls Church, Virginia, by the Department of the Air Force under request for proposals (RFP) No. FA4610-15-R-0007 for information technology (IT) services for the Joint Space Operations Center. We dismiss in part, and deny in part.



B-414498, C-III Asset Management, LLC, June 27, 2017

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

C-III Asset Management, LLC, of Irving, Texas, protests the terms of request for lease proposals (RLP) No. 5VA0532, issued by the General Services Administration (GSA), Public Building Service, to lease office space for a federal tenant agency. The protester contends that the RLP's specifications unduly restrict competition. We deny the protest in part and dismiss it in part.



B-329175, Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Crab Species Covered by the Fishery Management Plan for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs, July 05, 2017

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) new rule the on the "Fishing Capacity Reduction Program for the Crab Species Covered by the Fishery Management Plan for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs." GAO found that (1) the final rule establishes a fishing capacity reduction program in the fishery for the crab species managed under the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs Fishery Management Plan (crab FMP); and (2) with the exception of the 60-day delay in effective date requirement, NOAA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.



B-414555.2, American Native Veterans of Louisiana, July 11, 2017

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

American Native Veterans of Louisiana (ANVL), a service-disabled veteran-owned business located in Covington, Louisiana, protests the award of contracts to Timberline Homes of Louisiana, a small business located in Lafayette, Louisiana, and Andries and Associates, a small business located in Carencro, Louisiana, by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. HSFE06-17-R-0003 for the maintenance and deactivation of manufactured housing units (MHUs). The protester alleges that the agency failed to reasonably evaluate ANVL's proposal, improperly amended the solicitation after the closing date for submission of proposals, and failed to provide a proper and fair debriefing. We deny the protest.



B-414638, REG Products, LLC, July 03, 2017

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

REG Products, LLC, a small business, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, protests the award of a contract to NEIE Medical Waste Services, LLC, a small business, of Blairsville, Pennsylvania, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. VA241-17-Q-0196, which was issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs, for biomedical waste removal services. REG challenges the agency's determination that the protester submitted a non-compliant pricing quotation, and the evaluation of the protester's past performance. We deny the protest.



B-412468.8, Target Media Mid Atlantic, Inc., June 27, 2017

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Target Media Mid Atlantic, Inc., a small business located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, challenges the issuance of a task order by the Department of the Navy to Imagine One Technology & Management Ltd., of Colonial Beach, Virginia, pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. N00024-14-R-3125, for information technology support services. Target Media challenges the agency's evaluation of Imagine One's professional compensation plan. We deny the protest.



B-414623.2,B-414623.3, Tien Walker, July 10, 2017

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Tien Walker, a small business of Reno, Nevada, protests the cancellation of request for quotations (RFQ) No. SAQMMA17Q0149, issued by the Department of State (DoS) for public opinion polling surveys to be conducted in South Asia. Tien Walker argues that DoS improperly canceled the solicitation as a pretext to avoid GAO's review of an earlier protest.We deny the protest.



B-413993.4, 2M Research Services, LLC, June 19, 2017

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

2M Research Services, LLC, an 8(a) small business concern located in Arlington, Texas, protests the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s inclusion of Vision Planning & Consulting, LLC's (VPC) proposal in the competitive range pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. HSFE40-16-R-0002 for technical and administrative support services to FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. 2M challenges the agency's competitive range determination and alleges unequal treatment. We dismiss the protest.



B-413652.2,B-413652.3,B-413652.4, A-T Solutions, Inc., July 05, 2017

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

A-T Solutions, Inc. (ATS), of Fredericksburg, Virginia, protests its elimination from consideration for the issuance of a task order under request for proposals (RFP) No. N00024-15-3584, issued by the Department of the Navy for operation and training support services related to the analysis and management of identified and recovered explosive hazards. ATS also protests the issuance of a task order for the services to American Systems Corporation, of Chantilly, Virginia. ATS maintains that the Navy unreasonably declined to reopen discussions after ATS advised it of the unavailability of one of its proposed key personnel. ATS also maintains that American Systems failed to keep the agency apprised as to the availability of its personnel. We deny the protest in part and dismiss it in part.



B-414516, Valkyrie Enterprises, LLC, June 30, 2017

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Valkyrie Enterprises, LLC, a small business of Virginia Beach, Virginia, protests its elimination from the competitive range under request for proposals (RFP) No. N00023-15-R-3550, issued by the Department of the Navy for engineering and logistics-support services for naval surveillance radar at Virginia Beach, Virginia. Valkyrie contends that the agency erred in finding its proposal unacceptable and eliminating it from the competition without first seeking clarifications, and, furthermore, that its proposal was acceptable on its face at the time of evaluation. We deny the protest.



B-414410,B-414410.2, Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., June 06, 2017

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., of San Diego, California, protests the Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) issuance of a task order to URS Federal Services, Inc., of Germantown, Maryland, for engineering and technical support services at the Navy's Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC). The protester, the incumbent contractor, challenges the agency's evaluation and award decision. We deny the protest.



B-414289.2, Leidos Innovations Corporation, June 06, 2017

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Leidos Innovations Corporation, of Marlton, New Jersey, challenges the issuance of a task order to Adams Communication and Engineering Technology, Inc., of Waldorf, Maryland, by the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, under request for task order execution plan (RTEP) No. R2-3G-0871, for operational and sustainment logistics support services for the U.S. Special Operations Command's Tactical Airborne Multi-Sensor Platform (STAMP). Leidos maintains that the agency unreasonably found the firm nonresponsible, and argues that the agency should have conducted discussions or other exchanges regarding the responsibility determination. We deny the protest.



B-413861.4, Aurotech, Inc., June 23, 2017

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 01:07:00 -0400

Aurotech, Inc., (Aurotech) of Silver Spring, Maryland, protests the establishment of a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) and issuance of a task order to Discover Technologies LLC (Discover Tech) of Reston, Virginia, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. FDA-16-RFQ-1151397, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for information technology support services. Aurotech contends that the FDA evaluated vendors' quotations disparately and contrary to the terms of the solicitation, and challenges the agency's best-value determination.We deny the protest.



B-414514, Global Aerospace Corporation, July 03, 2017

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Global Aerospace Corporation, a small business, of Irwindale, California, protests the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) decision not to fund Global's phase II proposal under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program pursuant to solicitation No. NNX16SBIR/STTR. The protester challenges the agency's evaluation of its proposal. Additionally, Global alleges that one of the firms, which was selected to receive funding, Thin Red Line USA d/b/a MKF Interests, LLC (TRLU), a small business, of Houston, Texas, was ineligible for a phase II award because it previously performed phase I--and likely will continue to perform phase II--research and research and development (R/R&D) outside of the United States in violation of the solicitation's requirements. We sustain the protest in part and dismiss it in part.



B-414592, R4 Integration, Inc., June 30, 2017

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

R4 Integration, Inc., of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, protests the award of a contract to iAccess Technologies, Inc., of Santa Ana, California, under request for proposals (RFP) No. FA8625-16-R-6601, issued by the Department of the Air Force for the modification of avionics systems on 172 C-130H aircraft. R4 challenges the agency's evaluation of its past performance. We deny the protest.



B-414507, Timberline Helicopters, Inc., June 27, 2017

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Timberline Helicopters, Inc., of Sandpoint, Idaho, protests the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. D17PS00157, issued by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), for an exclusive use heavy size helicopter to transport qualified non-crewmembers and/or cargo in support of the agency's natural resource missions. Timberline contends that the solicitation is defective because no helicopter can meet the solicitation requirements and comply with applicable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations regarding the transport of qualified non-crewmembers. We deny the protest.