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B-414590, RCR Properties, G.P., July 21, 2017

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

RCR Properties, G.P. (RCR), of Lima, Ohio, protests the terms of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) request for lease proposals (RLP) No. VA250-17-R-0273 LIMA/OHIO, for space for a VA medical facility. RCR also protests the VA's decision to cancel an earlier solicitation, RLP No.VA250-15-R-0461, for the same requirement. The protester contends that the terms of the current RLP are restrictive of competition and that the agency lacked a reasonable basis for canceling the earlier solicitation.We deny the protest.



B-414265.7, BTAS, Inc.--Costs, June 30, 2017

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

BTAS, Inc., of Beavercreek, Ohio, 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 deny the request.



B-412577.2,B-412577.3, Eagle Support Services Corporation, July 19, 2017

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Eagle Support Services Corporation, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) of Huntsville, Alabama, protests the award of a contract to Criterion Corporation, an SDVOSB of Skandia, Mississippi, pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. FA6712-16-R-0001, which was issued by the Department of the Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, for base operations and support services at the Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station in Pennsylvania. Eagle challenges the technical evaluation of Criterion's proposal and resulting award decision. We deny the protest.



B-414314.3, AeroSage LLC--Reconsideration, July 24, 2017

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

AeroSage LLC requests that our Office reconsider our decision, AeroSage LLC, B-414314, B-414314.2, May 5, 2017, 2017 CPD para. 137, in which we denied the protest of the terms of request for quotations (RFQ) No. SPE600-17-P-2175, issued by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for diesel fuel for the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We deny the request for reconsideration.



B-414548,B-414548.2,B-414548.3, SMS Data Products Group, Inc., July 12, 2017

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

SMS Data Products Group, Inc., a small business concern of McLean, Virginia, protests the issuance of a delivery order to Telos Corporation, a small business concern of Ashburn, Virginia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. FA8726-17-F-0005, issued by the Department of the Air Force, for its base information transport infrastructure (BITI) base area network enterprise wireless recapitalization project. The protester contends that the agency unreasonably found its proposal to be technically unacceptable, failed to conduct meaningful discussions, and performed a disparate evaluation of the proposals.We deny the protest.



B-413546.4,B-413546.5, Technica LLC, July 10, 2017

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Technica LLC, of Charleston, South Carolina, protests the issuance of a task order to Akima Support Operations, LLC, of Herndon, Virginia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W52P1J-16-R-0126, issued by the Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command-Rock Island (ACC-RI), for logistics support services at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Technica challenges the reasonableness of the agency's past performance evaluations. We deny the protest.



B-414426, CompQsoft, Inc, June 12, 2017

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

CompQsoft, Inc., of Houston, Texas, protests the issuance of a task order to InSap Services, Inc., of Marlton, New Jersey, under request for task order proposals (RFTOP) No. UNAWRD-16-R-SUST, issued by the Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, for Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program Hub application sustainment. The protester challenges the agency's evaluation of its proposal and the source selection decision. We deny the protest.



B-414636, Ghazanfar Neft Gas LTD, July 21, 2017

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Ghazanfar Neft Gas LTD, of Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, protests the decision of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) not to consider its proposal under request for proposals (RFP) No. SPE600-17-R-0208, issued by DLA for diesel and unleaded automotive gasoline. Ghazanfar contends that it timely submitted its proposal and that the agency failed to respond to its request for clarification about the status of its proposal. We deny the protest.



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.