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GAO Denies Protest by ARTi of Virginia
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision on July 6, 2022, denying a bid protest dated July 6, 2022, filed by ARTi Inc., Hampton, Virginia.

According to the GAO, ARTi Inc. "protests the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. W911S022R0012, issued by the Department of the Army to provide support services for its Army Training Information System. The protester contends that the solicitation improperly provides for award on a lowest-price, technically acceptable (LPTA) basis when it also invites offerors to submit alternate proposals. We deny the protest."

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GAO Denies Protest by 3 Companies of Texas, Virginia
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision on July 6, 2022, denying a bid protest dated June 23, 2022, filed by DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas; PAE Aviation and Technical Services LLC, Arlington, Virginia; and M1 Support Services, Denton, Texas.

According to the GAO, DynCorp International LLC, PAE Aviation and Technical Services LLC and M1 Support Services "protest the issuance of a task order to Vertex Aerospace, LLC (Vertex), of Greenbelt, Maryland, under Task Order Fair Opportunity Submission Request (FOSR) No. N00421-20-FOSR-NTWL, issued ... Show Full Article

GAO Dismisses Protest by Integrated Modern Engineering
WASHINGTON, July 7 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision on July 6, 2022, dismissing a bid protest dated June 29, 2022, filed by Integrated Modern Engineering LLC.

According to the GAO, Integrated Modern Engineering LLC "protests the exclusion of its proposal from the competitive range under request for proposals (RFP) No. W56KGY-22-R-0004, issued by the Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command--Aberdeen Proving Ground, for a commercial software solution for intelligence applications. IME challenges the agency's decision to eliminate its proposal from competition ... Show Full Article

GAO Sustains Protest by Chicago American Manufacturing of Illinois
WASHINGTON, July 6 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision on July 5, 2022, sustaining a bid protest dated May 23, 2022, filed by Chicago American Manufacturing LLC of Chicago, Illinois.

According to the GAO, Chicago American Manufacturing LLC "protests the issuance of a delivery order to Inovo, Inc., of Brooklyn, New York, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. W912DY-22-Q-0013, issued by the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, for new furniture. The protester asserts that the agency improperly evaluated the awardee's quotation as technically acceptable. ... Show Full Article

GAO Dismisses Protest by Quality Technology of Maryland
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision on July 1, 2022, dismissing a bid protest dated June 30, 2022, filed by Quality Technology Inc. of Lanham, Maryland.

According to the GAO, Quality Technology Inc."protests the issuance of a task order to Sparksoft Corporation, a small business of Columbia, Maryland, under task order request for proposals (RFP) No. 75FCMC21R0042. The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the solicitation for information technology (IT) services. The protester challenges the ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by RTI International of North Carolina
WASHINGTON, July 2 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision on July 1, 2022, denying a bid protest dated June 13, 2022, filed by RTI International of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

According to the GAO, RTI International "protests the award of a contract to Resonance Global (Resonance), of Burlington, Vermont, under request for proposals (RFP) No. 72049721R-00004, which was issued by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for collaborative fisheries management in Indonesia. The protester alleges that the agency engaged in misleading discussions ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by DarkStar Intelligence of Virginia
WASHINGTON, June 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision on June 29, 2022, denying a bid protest dated June 24, 2022, filed by DarkStar Intelligence LLC of Woodbridge, Virginia.

According to the GAO, DarkStar Intelligence LLC "protests the Department of the Interior's (DOI) issuance of a task order on behalf of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to Chenega Enterprise Systems & Solutions, LLC (ChESS), a small disadvantaged business of Chesapeake, Virginia, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. 140D0422Q0086, for human intelligence (HUMINT) targeting instructors. DarkStar ... Show Full Article