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B-413104.9, Leader Communications, Inc., March 17, 2017

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Leader Communications, Inc. (Leader), of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, protests the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s exclusion of the protester's proposal from further consideration under request for proposals (RFP) No. NIHJT2016015, for information technology (IT) supplies and services. The protester argues that the agency's exclusion of its proposal based on a failure to submit verification of an adequate cost accounting system from the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) was unreasonable. We deny the protest.



B-412990.3, Glacier Technical Solutions, LLC, March 15, 2017

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Glacier Technical Solutions, LLC (Glacier), a small business of El Paso, Texas, protests the award of a contract to SAWTST, LLC, a small business of Peachtree, Georgia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W91151-14-R-0002, issued by the Department of the Army for test and evaluation technical services. The protester challenges the agency's evaluation of the awardee's technical proposal and contends that the Army's source selection decision is flawed. We deny the protest.



B-414367, Red River Waste Solutions, Inc., March 21, 2017

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Red River Waste Solutions, Inc., of Dripping Springs, Texas, protests the Department of the Army's award of an intergovernmental support agreement (IGSA) to Vernon Parish, Louisiana, to provide waste management/refuse collection services at or near Fort Polk, Louisiana. Red River asserts that the award is contrary to the "enabling statute" that authorizes the award of IGSAs. Protest, Feb. 14, 2017, at 1. We dismiss the protest.



B-413513.2, LCPP, LLC, March 10, 2017

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400

LCPP, LLC, of Gainesville, Florida, protests the terms of request for lease proposals (RLP) No. VA248-16-R-0633, issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for leased administrative office space in Lake City, Florida. LCPP, the incumbent lessor, argues that the RLP's fixed tenant improvement allowance undermines the competitive process and is prejudicial to offerors who could accomplish the tenant improvements for less than the mandated amount. LCPP also asserts that the agency failed to include a present value price evaluation in the solicitation. We deny the protest.



B-413320,B-413322, Wall Colmonoy Corporation, October 03, 2016

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Wall Colmonoy Corporation (WCC), a small business of Madison Heights, Michigan, protests the decision by the Department of the Air Force to cancel request for proposals (RFP) No. FA8118-16-R-0030 and resolicit for the remanufacture of F-16 heat exchangers. The protester contends that the agency lacked a reasonable basis for canceling the solicitation. We deny the protest.



B-413557.3, Peers Health, March 16, 2017

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Peers Health, of Chicago, Illinois, protests the rejection, as late, of the quotation it submitted in response to request for quotations (RFQ) No. N00189-16-T-Z197, issued by the Department of the Navy, for occupational health disability and treatment guidelines. Peers contends that it submitted a timely quotation that the agency improperly rejected. We deny the protest.



B-412628.6,B-412628.7, XPO Logistics Worldwide Government Services, LLC, March 14, 2017

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400

XPO Logistics Worldwide Government Services, LLC, of High Point, North Carolina, protests the award of a contract to Crowley Logistics, Inc., of Jacksonville, Florida, by the Department of Defense, United States Transportation Command, under request for proposals (RFP) No. HTC711-15-R-R003 for freight transportation services. XPO alleges that the agency's evaluation of proposals was unreasonable and that its best-value tradeoff was flawed. We sustain the protest in part and dismiss it in part.



B-328671, Violation of the 210-Day Limit Imposed by the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998--Chief Financial Officer, Department of State, March 03, 2017

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Pursuant to section 3349(b) of title 5 of the United States Code, we are reporting a violation of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 (herein "the Vacancies Reform Act" or "Act") at the Department of State (State) with respect to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) position. The CFO at State may either be appointed by the President with Senate confirmation or designated by the President from among officials at State who have already been Senate confirmed, and thus is subject to the Vacancies Reform Act. 5 U.S.C. 3345(a). Specifically, we are reporting that the service of James Millette as Acting CFO at State after November 16, 2009, through on or about November 15, 2011, was in violation of the Act. Since the CFO position was subsequently filled, we believe no further action on this issue is necessary.



B-328888, Violation of the 210-Day Limit Imposed by the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998-- Department of Energy, Director of the Office of Science, March 03, 2017

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Pursuant to section 3349(b) of title 5 of the United States Code, we are reporting a violation of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 (herein "the Vacancies Reform Act" or "the Act") at the Department of Energy (DOE), with respect to the Director of the Office of Science position. The Director of the Office of Science is a Presidential appointment subject to Senate confirmation, and thus is subject to the Vacancies Reform Act. 5 U.S.C. 3345(a). Specifically, we are reporting that the service of Dr. Patricia Dehmer as Acting Director of the Office of Science from the period of November 14, 2013, until November 18, 2013, and from July 16, 2015, until December 17, 2015, was in violation of the Act. Since the position was subsequently filled, we believe no further action on this issue is necessary.



B-412278.6, Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation--Costs, February 07, 2017

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, of McLean, Virginia, requests that our Office recommend that it be reimbursed the costs associated with filing and pursuing its protests against the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) award of a contract to Raytheon Company, of Waltham, Massachusetts, under solicitation No. HSSA01-14-R-1006 for cybersecurity information technology systems. We deny the request.



B-413758.4,B-413758.5, Analytic Strategies LLC; Gemini Industries, Inc.--Reconsideration, March 09, 2017

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Analytic Strategies LLC, of Vienna, Virginia, and Gemini Industries, Inc., of Burlington, Massachusetts, request that we reconsider our decision in Analytic Strategies LLC; Gemini Indus., Inc., B-413758.2; B-413758.3, Nov. 28, 2016, 2016 CPD ¶ 334, dismissing, for lack of jurisdiction, the firms' protests of the General Services Administration's (GSA) exclusion of the vendors' proposals from further consideration under task order request (TOR) No. GSC-QF0B-16-32998, to provide mission support services for the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency (JIDA). We dismissed these protests because our statutory grant of jurisdiction to consider protests in connection with task and delivery orders valued above $10 million, issued under civilian agency multiple-award indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts, had expired. Analytic Strategies and Gemini Industries request that their initial protests be reinstated in light of Congress's reestablishment of such jurisdiction. We deny the requests for reconsideration.



B-413166.7, Office Design Group--Reconsideration, March 09, 2017

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Office Design Group, Inc. (ODG), of Irvine, California, requests that we reconsider our decision, Office Design Grp., Inc.--Costs, B-413166.6, Nov. 17, 2016, 2016 CPD para. 336, in which we denied ODG's request that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reimburse ODG's costs for filing and pursuing its protest of the award of Federal Supply Schedule blanket purchase agreements (BPA) under request for quotations (RFQ) No. VA119-16-Q-0072. We deny the request for reconsideration.



B-413444.3, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company--Costs, March 03, 2017

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPEC), of Herndon, Virginia, requests that our Office recommend that it be reimbursed the reasonable costs of filing and pursuing its protests (B-413444, B-413444.2) challenging the award of a contract to IronBrick Associates, of Vienna, Virginia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W91RUS-16-R-0002, which was issued by the Department of the Army, Army Materiel Command, for information technology support services. HPEC argues that it is entitled to reimbursement of its protest costs because the agency unduly delayed taking corrective action in response to its clearly meritorious protests. We grant in part and deny in part the request.



B-413665.2,B-413665.3, Interactive Technology Solutions, LLC, March 01, 2017

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Interactive Technology Solutions, LLC (ITS), of Falls Church, Virginia, protests the issuance of a task order to Technology, Automation & Management, Inc. (TeAM), of Fairfax, Virginia, under task order proposal request (TOPR) No. W81XWH-08-D-0043-0006, issued by the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, for program management and technical management support services. The protester challenges the agency's evaluation of its proposal under the solicitation's non-price factors. We deny the protest.



B-412382.5,B-412382.6,B-412382.8, The Dalton Gang, Inc.; All Points Logistics, Inc., March 01, 2017

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

The Dalton Gang, Inc. (Dalton), of Warrenton, Virginia, and All Points Logistics, Inc. (All Points), of Merritt Island, Florida, protest the establishment of a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with New Directions Technology, Inc. (NDTI), under request for quotations (RFQ) No. NNK15537243R, issued by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), for information technology (IT) support services. Dalton and All Points challenge the evaluation of their and the awardee's quotations, and the agency's selection decision. We deny the protests.



B-411648.2,B-411648.3, SupplyCore, Inc., February 21, 2017

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

SupplyCore, Inc., of Rockford, Illinois, protests the award of a contract to S&K Aerospace, LLC, of Warner Robins, Georgia, by the Department of the Air Force under request for proposals (RFP) No. FA8630-14-R-5030, for logistics supply, maintenance, and task order support. SupplyCore challenges the Air Force's evaluation of the firm's and S&K's past performance, alleges that the agency failed to give proper consideration to SupplyCore's lower price, and otherwise challenges the agency's selection decision. We deny the protest.



B-413120.3,B-413120.4,B-413120.5,B-413120.6, Engility Corporation, February 14, 2017

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Engility Corporation, of Chantilly, Virginia, protests the issuance of a task order to Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. (BAH), of McLean, Virginia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. N3237B-15-R-6800, issued by the Department of the Navy for acquisition management, program management, and logistics support services. Engility argues that the agency's evaluation of proposals and resulting selection decision were improper. We deny the protest.



B-414137,B-414137.2, American Access, Inc., February 28, 2017

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

American Access, Inc., of Bartlett, Tennessee, challenges the awards of contracts to National Ramp, of Valley Cottage, New York, and TJ Rampit Inc., of Coldwater, Michigan, under request for proposals (RFP) No. VA240C-14-R-0015, issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for modular ramps. The protester argues that the agency's price evaluation and selection decision were flawed. We deny the protest.



B-413375.4,B-413375.5, Remote Diagnostic Technologies, LLC, February 28, 2017

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Remote Diagnostic Technologies, LLC (RDT) of Basingstoke, England, challenges the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. SPE2D1-15-R-0005, issued by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for deployable medical diagnostic equipment and related supplies and accessories. RDT argues that certain requirements in the solicitation, as amended in response to an earlier protest, are unduly restrictive of competition. We deny the protest in part and dismiss it in part.



B-413520.5,B-413520.7,B-413520.8,B-413520.10,B-413520.11, Mountaineers Fire Crew, Inc.; ASP Fire, LLC; Diamond Road Maintenance Inc. (d/b/a Diamond Fire), February 27, 2017

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Mountaineers Fire Crew, Inc., of Redding, California, ASP Fire, LLC, of Albany, Oregon, and Diamond Road Maintenance Inc., doing business as Diamond Fire, of Sutherlin, Oregon, all small businesses, challenge the awards of contracts to Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression, Inc., of Chico, California, Grayback Forestry, Inc., of Merlin, Oregon, and Pacific Oasis, Inc., of Ashland, Oregon, also all small businesses, under request for proposals (RFP) No. AG-024B-S-16-9009, which was issued by the Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, for firefighting services. We deny in part and dismiss in part the protests.



B-413138.4, L-3 Brashear, December 27, 2016

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

L-3 Brashear (L-3), of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, protests the award of a contract to Raytheon Company (Raytheon), of Albuquerque, New Mexico, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W900KK-15-R-0001 issued by the Department of the Army, Army Materiel Command for an optical tracking system. L-3 challenges the agency's evaluation of proposals and best-value determination, and alleges that the agency failed to meaningfully consider evidence of the awardee's unbalanced pricing. We deny the protest.



B-412692.2, Express Medical Transporters, Inc.--Reconsideration, March 06, 2017

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Express Medical Transporters, Inc. (EMT), of St. Louis, Missouri, requests reconsideration of our decision in Express Medical Transporters, Inc., B-412692, Apr. 20, 2016, 2016 CPD ¶ 108, in which we denied the firm's protest of the award of a contract to Wheelchair Transport Service, Inc. (WTS), of Clearwater, Florida, by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) under request for proposals (RFP) No. VA248-15-R-0828 for transportation services at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Florida. EMT argues that our decision included errors of fact and law. We deny the request for reconsideration.



B-411253.7,B-411253.8, ManTech TSG-1, Joint Venture, March 01, 2017

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

ManTech TSG-1 Joint Venture (MTTJV), of Fairfax, Virginia, protests the award of a contract to Jacobs Technology, Inc., of Tullahoma, Tennessee, by the Department of the Army, Army Materiel Command, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W91RUS-13-R-0008 for scientific and engineering support services for the Army's electronic proving ground at Fort Huachuca Military Installation and elsewhere in Arizona, as well as contingent support in other locations. The protester primarily argues that its proposal was misevaluated and that the Army made an unreasonable selection decision. We deny the protest.



B-412343.3, Construction Services Group, Inc., February 27, 2017

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Construction Services Group, Inc. (CSG), of Charleston, South Carolina, protests the award of a contract to Atkinson/Trend Joint Venture (A/T), of Fayetteville, North Carolina, by the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W912HN-14-R-0026, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) set-aside for general construction services. CSG alleges that the agency's evaluation of proposals was inconsistent with the RFP and unreasonable, and that the agency's award decision was flawed. We deny the protest.



B-414062.3, Raytheon Company, February 21, 2017

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Raytheon Company, of Dulles, Virginia, protests the award of a contract to Alion Science and Technology Corporation, of Burr Ridge, Illinois, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W56HZV-15-R-0069, issued by the Department of the Army, Army Materiel Command, for a maintenance and engine replacement program intended to extend the useful life of certain Army watercraft. Raytheon challenges the agency's evaluation of Alion's technical and cost proposals and the best-value determination in making the award. We deny the protest.