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GAO Denies Protest by Curtin Maritime of Long Beach, Calif.
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Curtin Maritime of Long Beach, California.

According to the GAO, Curtin Maritime "protests the Department of the Navy's award of a standing route order (SRO) to Pacific Maritime Freight, Inc. dba Pacific Tugboat Service, of San Diego, California, under solicitation No. ILWX170030N-EL, for freight services. Curtin asserts that the agency's cancellation of Curtin's award and the re-award of the SRO to Pacific was improper because Curtin offered the best value."

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GAO Denies in Part Protest by Team People of Falls Church, Va.
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision dismissing in part and denying in part a bid protest filed by Team People of Falls Church, Virginia.

According to the GAO, Team People "protests the award of a contract to International Development & Resources, Inc. (IDR), a small business of Centreville, Virginia, under Request for Proposals (RFP) No. NIHOD2016243, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH), for a wide range of event management and video production services. The protester challenges the agency's ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies in Part Protest by SITEC Consulting of Cambridge, Md., VariQ of Washington, D.C., Logistics Systems of Washington, D.C
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision sustaining in part and denying in part a bid protest filed by SITEC Consulting of Cambridge, Maryland, VariQ of Washington, D.C., and Logistics Systems of Washington, D.C.

According to the GAO, SITEC Consulting, VariQ, and Logistics Systems "protest the issuance of a task order to Computer World Services Corporation (CWS), of Washington, DC, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. HSCG79-16-Q-PFX056, which was issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard), under DHS' multiple-award ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies in Part Protest by Glock of Smyrna, Ga.
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision in part and dismissing in part a bid protest filed by Glock of Smyrna, Georgia.

According to the GAO, Glock "protests the decision by the Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, not to award it a contract under request for proposals (RFP) No. W15QKN-15-R-0002, which was issued for the evaluation and purchase of a modular handgun system (MHS). The protester alleges that the RFP did not permit the agency to make fewer than two awards after the first phase of the evaluation, and that the award after that ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies in Part Protest by Innovation Associates of Johnson City, N.Y.
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision sustaining in part and denying in part a bid protest filed by Innovation Associates of Johnson City, New York.

According to the GAO, Innovation Associates "protests the issuance of four delivery orders to Arxium, Inc. (AI), of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, under that firm's federal supply schedule (FSS) contract pursuant to request for quotations (RFQ) No. 1019219, issued by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for robotic pharmaceutical equipment. Innovation Associates argues that AI's quotation was technically unacceptable, ... Show Full Article