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Protest Of VA Proposed Contract Award For Sprinkler System, U.S. GAO, January 9, 1995.

Protest Of VA Proposed Contract Award For Sprinkler System, U.S. GAO, January 9, 1995.

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  GAO’s New Electronic Protest Docketing System. GAO finally has unveiled its long-awaited Electronic Protest Docketing System (“EPDS”). Effective May 1, , all new protests (excluding those containing classified material) must be filed using GAO’s EPDS. EPDS is designed to provide a more seamless and efficient process for all. GAO Creates Catch For Contractors In M&A Transactions Law, New York (Septem , AM ET) -- Government contracts can have a way of complicating corporate transactions. A number of these complications arise out the fact that the Anti-Assignment Act,[1] in no uncertain terms, prohibits the assignment of contracts with the U.S.

Contractors filed 2, bid protests at GAO in – the lowest number in five years.. One possible cause for the decline is the Department of Defense’s enhanced debriefing procedures.. Enhanced debriefings mean that contractors have greater access to information before the GAO’s short-fuse filing deadline and can make better-informed decisions regarding protests.   GAO will not consider a protest of the award or proposed award of a subcontract except where the agency awarding the prime contract has requested in writing that subcontract protests be decided pursuant to? See also 4 CFR? (a) GAO will consider protests concerning awards of subcontracts by or for a Federal agency, sales by a.

  The GAO had recommended in its decision that the VA reopen negotiations with the offerors and solicit and evaluate revised proposals and then make new source selection decisions. Two bidders, including Veterans Evaluation Services, filed protests of the contract awards after they were announced in the Spring. procurements. Traditionally, GAO bid protests serve two primary purposes: (1) to resolve solicitation defects prior to bid opening; and (2) to challenge procurement errors in connection with the award of federal contracts. While the GAO is not the only venue to contest procurement errors (for.


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Protest Of VA Proposed Contract Award For Sprinkler System, U.S. GAO, January 9, 1995 Download PDF EPUB FB2

A firm January 9 a Department of Veterans Affairs contract award for fire sprinkler and alarm systems, contending that the: (1) awardee improperly entered prices for three deductive alternate bid items, which caused its bid to be inconsistent with the solicitation requirements; and (2) awardee's low bid should be rejected as nonresponsive.

A firm protested the award of a contract under U.S. GAO invitation for bids (IFB) issued by the Veterans Administration (VA) for the design and installation of a sprinkler system.

The protester contended that the IFB requirements regarding experience and competency were ignored and waived by the contracting officer in awarding the contract. A firm protested a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) contract award, contending that the awardee's bid price was unreasonably low and would not cover all contract costs.

GAO held that: (1) VA reasonably determined that the awardee could perform the work at its proposed price; and (2) it would not review the affirmative responsibility determination absent evidence that VA acted in bad faith.

Knightsbridge Construction Corp. protests the proposed award of a contract to CEA Inc. under invitation for bids (IFB) No. issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the installation of a U.S.

GAO system in a VA building in Montrose, New York. Two firms protested any Veterans Administration (VA) contract award under a request for proposals (RFP) for a computer system replacement, contending that the RFP did not adequately specify the relative importance of cost and technical factors.

In addition, both protesters contended that a VA-proposed reliability survey was arbitrary and did not accurately measure equipment reliability.

The firm then protested the re-award, once again challenging the VA’s evaluation of SPINT’s proposal. In response, the VA filed a motion to dismiss, arguing that SPINT was notified of the re-award via e-mail in Marchand therefore its protest two months later was untimely.

The Government Contracts team recently represented Ed Medical, Inc., a Tennessee-based full service home medical supply provider, in a successful bid protest at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

For the past 11 years, Ed Medical has been providing home oxygen services for the Veterans Administration (VA). Imaging Equipment Services, Inc. (IES) protests the award of a contract to Picker International, Inc. under request for proposals (RFP) No.

issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for maintenance of a Picker computerized tomography scanner. We dismiss the protest. IES alleges that Picker is ineligible for award because it.

Veterans Affairs (VA) for oxygen and related services for the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto, California. Duramed argues that Empire's bid should be rejected as mathe-matically and materially unbalanced. We sustain the protest. The IFB contemplated the award of a requirements contract for 1 year with 4 options years for estimated quantities of.

procuring agency and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims can also hear bid protests. However, GAO or failure to award, a contract—may file a protest.

GAO is required by statute to provide for the “inexpensive and expeditious” resolution of n award or proposed award of such a contract. -protests. [i] For a more detailed discussion of the GAO bid protest process, see U.S.

Government Accountability Office. Bid Protests at GAO: A Descriptive Guide. (Publication No. GAOSP). It is a beautiful Friday afternoon.

As you are sitting at your desk daydreaming about your vacation plans for next week, you receive a fax from your most important federal customer.

PAE Supp. Protest at In doing so, PAE asserts that the agency failed to conduct its evaluation on an equal basis, and had it not considered the excess information, CENTRA would have been assessed significant weaknesses similar to those assigned to its own proposal.

protest process, as precisely the kind of prompt reaction to a protest that our Regulation is designed to encourage.

It provides no basis for a determination that the payment of:This protest was the second of three protests filed by Gross in connection with this solicitation, In both of the other protests, B and B,3, Gross primarily. Systems Made Simple Inc. alleges the VA failed to take into account a perceived conflict of interest of its rival, ASM Research LLC, which won a bid for a government contract in April, and.

Merle M. DeLancey Jr. and Lyndsay Gorton Almost daily, clients call our office seeking to protest the award of a federal government contract. Unfortunately, sometimes these calls are too late.

While contracts can be protested at the agency level, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”), GAO protests are the most. United States Fed. at (discussing the merits of the GAO’s application of the “material difference standard” to multiple-award contracts and its conclusion that “‘[t]he analysis of whether a task order is outside the scope of a multiple-award contract is the same as the analysis of whether a contract modification is outside.

Protest challenging award of subcontract by Department of Energy prime contractor is dismissed bid protest jurisdiction of the General Accounting Office where the subcontract was not awarded "by or for" the government.

DECISION Hydro-Pure Systems Company protests the award of a. § Protest of award or decision to award. Any bidder or offeror, who desires to protest the award or decision to award a contract shall submit the protest in writing to the public body, or an official designated by the public body, no later than ten days after the award or the announcement of the decision to award, whichever occurs first.

stated that Metro did not offer the services under its FSS contract. In JanuaryGAO sustained a protest. where a contractor was ineligible to receive a task order because the required services were outside the scope of the contractor’s FSS contract.

Due to the protest. The protest concerns an RFP issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for large air tanker services for wild land firefighting. After reviewing the solicitation, one potential offeror filed a pre-award protest arguing that the agency’s restriction on retardant tank sizes (no larger than 5, gallons) was unduly restrictive.

The firm successfully protested the VA’s solicitation for the upgrade and renovations at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System before the GAO.

Since earlythe VA has been incorporating Information Letter (IL) into all of its solicitations.Multiple awards: Offers buyers a variety of contracts, many with multiple vendors.

View Virginia Statewide Contracts If you are a Vendor. For more information on doing business with the Commonweatlh, please visit the eVA website I Sell to Virginia page.

If you are a Buyer. For more information, please visit the eVA website I Buy for Virginia page.The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied protests from managed care giants TriWest and WellPoint over $ billion in U.S.

Department of Veterans Affairs community care network.