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GAO Denies in Part Protest by AAR Airlift Group of Palm Bay, Fla.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision dismissing in part and denying in part a bid protest filed by AAR Airlift Group of Palm Bay, Florida.

According to the GAO, AAR Airlift Group "challenges the awards of indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts and associated task orders to Construction Helicopters, Inc. d/b/a CHI Aviation (CHI), of Howell, Michigan, and Columbia Helicopters, Inc., of Aurora, Oregon, by the Department of Defense (DOD), United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) under request for proposals (RFP) No. HTC711-17-R-R001, ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Walden Security of Chattanooga, Tenn.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Walden Security of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

According to the GAO, Walden Security "protests the award of two contracts to Paragon Systems, Inc., of Herndon, Virginia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. DJM-16-A32-R-0001, issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), for court security officers (CSO) for three federal judicial circuits. The protester challenges the agency's past performance evaluation."

The bid protest decision (B-413523.10) was issued ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Sea Box of East Riverton, N.J.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Sea Box of East Riverton, New Jersey.

According to the GAO, Sea Box "protests the award of a contract to Tribalco, LLC, of Bethesda, Maryland, under request for proposals (RFP) No. GSQ0017AJ0016, issued by the General Services Administration (GSA) for relocatable simulator shelters (RSS) for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Simulators Program Office and Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) to house training devices. The protester argues that the agency was required ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Addx of Alexandria, Va.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Addx of Alexandria, Virginia.

According to the GAO, Addx "protests the award of a contract to Archetype II, LLC, of Herndon, Virginia, also a small business, by the Department of Energy (DoE) under request for proposals (RFP) No. DE-SOL-0008302.0000 for commercial professional management and analytical support services in six task areas to support the DoE Loan Programs Office (LPO), in Washington, D.C. and other to-be-specified locations. RFP at 8, 62. In an initial protest and two ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies in Part Protest by Boeing of Arlington, Va., Bombardier of Quebec, Canada
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying in part and dismissing in part a bid protest filed by Boeing of Arlington, Virginia, and Bombardier of Quebec, Canada.

According to the GAO, Boeing and Bombardier "protest the terms of the solicitation for contracts Nos. FA8620-16-G-3027 and FA8620-17-F-4757, which anticipate a sole-source award to L3 Technologies, Inc., of Greenville, Texas, for the re-host of the Compass Call system onto a new aircraft. The protesters argue that the proposed sole-source award is improper because: (1) it provides for an ... Show Full Article