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GAO Denies in Part Protest by MacAulay-Brown Inc. of Dayton, Ohio
WASHINGTON, March 21 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying in part and dismissing in part a bid protest filed by MacAulay-Brown Inc. of Dayton, Ohio.

According to the GAO, MacAulay-Brown Inc. "protests the award of a contract to Parsons Government Services Inc., of Pasadena, California, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W52P1J-19-R-0014, issued by the Department of the Army, for defensive cyberspace operations mission planning. MacAulay contends that the Army misevaluated its proposal, failed to conduct a price realism analysis, made an irrational best-value ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Aviation Training Consulting of Altus, Oklahoma
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Aviation Training Consulting of Altus, Oklahoma.

According to the GAO, Aviation Training Consulting "protests the award of a contract to Avix-BGI Joint Venture, LLC (AB), of Yorktown, Virginia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. FA4890-18-R-0006, issued by the Department of the Air Force for aircrew training and courseware development services. ATC argues that the agency misevaluated proposals, failed to engage in discussions, and unreasonably made award to AB."

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GAO Denies in Part Protest by Analytical Solutions by Kline of Cleveland, Ohio
WASHINGTON, March 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying in part and dismissing in part a bid protest filed by Analytical Solutions by Kline of Cleveland, Ohio.

According to the GAO, Analytical Solutions by Kline "protests the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. 28321319R00000004, issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for information technology (IT) support services. ASK asserts that the terms of the RFP are overly restrictive of competition, and that the agency engaged in improper bundling of contract requirements."

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GAO Denies Protest by ActioNet of Vienna, Virginia
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by ActioNet of Vienna, Virginia.

According to the GAO, ActioNet "protests the corrective action taken by the Department of the Interior (DOI), Interior Business Center, Acquisition Services Directorate, in response to ActioNet's protest of DOI's issuance of a task order to ASRC Federal Data Network Technologies (AFDNT) of Beltsville, Maryland, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. 140D0418Q0172, for Defense Healthcare Management Systems sustainment and systems integration support services. ... Show Full Article

GAO Dismisses Protest by Black & Veatch Special Projects of Overland Park, Kansas
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision dismissing a bid protest filed by Black and Veatch Special Projects of Overland Park, Kansas.

According to the GAO, Black & Veatch Special Projects "protests the issuance of a task order to Trigon Associates, LLC, a woman-owned small business of New Orleans, Louisiana, under solicitation No. 72044019R00002, issued by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), for architectural and engineering (A&E) services to design and manage environmental remediation of dioxin contamination at the Bien Hoa ... Show Full Article

GAO Upholds Part of Bid Protest by AlliantCorps of San Antonio, Texas
WASHINGTON, March 13 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision sustaining in part and denying in part a bid protest filed by AlliantCorps of San Antonio, Texas.

According to the GAO, AlliantCorps "protests the issuance of a task order to SBD Alliant, LLC, a small business located in Vienna, Virginia, under task order request (TOR) No. ID07180004, issued by the General Services Administration (GSA) for network sustainment and deployment support to the military health system both inside and outside the United States. The protester alleges that the agency unreasonably evaluated ... Show Full Article

GAO Upholds Part of Bid Protest by Native Energy & Technology of San Antonio, Texas
WASHINGTON, March 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision sustaining in part, denying in part and dismissing in part a bid protest filed by Native Energy and Technology of San Antonio, Texas.

According to the GAO, Native Energy & Technology "protests the award of a contract to EMCOR Government Services, of Arlington, Virginia, by the Department of Homeland Security, United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP), under request for proposals (RFP) No. 70B01C18R00000006, for maintenance and repair services. The protester argues that the agency unreasonably evaluated the ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Graham Technologies of Largo, Maryland
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Graham Technologies of Largo, Maryland.

According to the GAO, Graham Technologies "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 was unreasonable because it complied with the solicitation's instructions."

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GAO Denies Protest by Lawton-Penna Joint Venture of Dallas, Texas
WASHINGTON, March 7 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Lawton-Penna Joint Venture of Dallas, Texas.

According to the GAO, Lawton-Penna Joint Venture "protests the decision of the Department of the Army, Army Corps of Engineers, to rescind its letter requesting LPJV to submit a proposal in response to request for proposals No. W9126G18R0379, for gate repair services at Sommerville, Lake. LPJV asserts that the agency acted in bad faith and failed to follow applicable procurement regulations concerning the Small Business Administration's (SBA) ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies in Part Protest by Dfuse Technologies of Ashburn, Virginia
WASHINGTON, March 6 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying in part and dismissig in part a bid protest filed by Dfuse Technologies of Ashburn, Virginia.

According to the GAO, Dfuse Technologies "protests the exclusion of its proposal from the competition by the Department of the Air Force under request for proposals (RFP) No. FA8771-17-R-1000 for information technology (IT) services."

The bid protest decision (B-415716.19) was issued on March 4, 2019 (https://www.gao.gov/products/B-415716.19).

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GAO Denies Protest by STAcqMe of Goodyear, Arizona
WASHINGTON, March 6 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by STAcqMe of Goodyear, Arizona.

According to the GAO, STAcqMe "protests the award of a contract to Crew Training International, Inc. (CTI) under request for proposals (RFP) No. FA4890-8-R-0001, issued by the Department of the Air Force for contract aircrew training and courseware development (CAT/CWD) services. STAcqMe challenges the agency's evaluation of CTI's proposal under the past performance factor."

The bid protest decision (B-417128) was issued on February 25, 2019 (https://www.gao.gov/products/B-417128).

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GAO Denies Protest by Tridentis of Alexandria, Virginia
WASHINGTON, March 6 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Tridentis of Alexandria, Virginia.

According to the GAO, Tridentis "protests the issuance of a task order to Tech-Marine Business, Inc. (TMB), a small business concern of Washington, D.C., under request for proposals (RFP) No. N00164-17-R-3039, issued by the Department of the Navy, Naval Surface Warfare Center, for professional support services to assist the Amphibious Warfare Program Office. The protester challenges the agency's cost, past performance, and technical evaluations, as ... Show Full Article

GAO Dismisses Protest by Adams & Associates of Reno, Nevada
WASHINGTON, March 6 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision dismissing a bid protest filed by Adams and Associates of Reno, Nevada.

According to the GAO, Adams & Associates "protests the decision of the Department of Labor (DOL) to obtain services for the operation of the Woodstock Job Corps Center and Career Transition Services in Woodstock, Maryland, under a multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract. Adams, the incumbent contractor for the services at issue, asserts that the proposed task order is beyond the scope of the underlying IDIQ contract. ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by AAR Integrated Technologies of Huntsville, Alabama, VT Miltope of Hope Hull, Alabama
WASHINGTON, March 1 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by AAR Integrated Technologies of Huntsville, Alabama, and VT Miltope of Hope Hull, Alabama.

According to the GAO, AAR Integrated Technologies and VT Miltope "protest the award of a contract to Leonardo DRS, of Arlington, Virginia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W31P4Q-18-R-0093, issued by the Department of the Army, Army Materiel Command, for multi-purpose maintenance support devices. AAR and Miltope contend that the agency failed to test their samples in accordance with the solicitation. ... Show Full Article

GAO Upholds Part of Bid Protest by OGSystems of Chantilly, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision sustaining in part and denying in part a bid protest filed by OGSystems of Chantilly, Virginia.

According to the GAO, OGSystems "protests the issuance of a task order to Higgins, Hermansen, Banikas, LLC (HHB), of Springfield, Virginia, by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), under fair opportunity proposal request (FOPR) No. HM0476-18-D-0004, to support the agency's Security and Installation Office (SIO). The protester argues that the agency unreasonably evaluated the awardee's technical proposal, the ... Show Full Article

GAO Upholds Part of Bid Protest by Hope Village Inc. of Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision sustaining in part and denying in part a bid protest filed by Hope Village Inc. of Washington, D.C.

According to the GAO, Hope Village Inc. "protests the award of a contract to CORE DC, LLC, of Washington, DC, under request for proposals (RFP) No. RFP-200-1270-ES, issued by the Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons (BOP), for residential re-entry center (RRC) and home confinement services. The protester, which is the incumbent contractor for the requirement, challenges the evaluation of the proposals, conduct ... Show Full Article

GAO Upholds Part of Bid Protest by Apogee Engineering of Colorado Springs, Colorado
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision sustaining in part and denying in part a bid protest filed by Apogee Engineering of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

According to the GAO, Apogee Engineering "protests the award of a contract to Countermeasures Assessment and Security Experts (CASE), LLC, of New Castle, Delaware, under request for proposals (RFP) No. DTOS5916R00023, issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), for support services. Apogee, the incumbent contractor, argues that the agency unreasonably ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Mission1st Group of Arlington, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Mission1st Group of Arlington, Virginia.

According to the GAO, Mission1st Group "protests its non-selection for award pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. W15P7T-15-R-0008, issued by the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Materiel Command, for knowledge based services to support the Army and other federal government agencies. The protester alleges that the agency failed to conduct an evaluation of Mission1st's cost proposal, as required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), ... Show Full Article

GAO Upholds Part of Bid Protest by CyberData Technologies of Herndon, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision sustaining in part and dismissing in part a bid protest filed by CyberData Technologies of Herndon, Virginia.

According to the GAO, CyberData Technologies "protests the issuance of a task order to Ace Info Solutions, Inc., of Reston, Virginia, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. EG-133W-17-RQ-1234, issued by the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), for weather and climate computing infrastructure services. CyberData challenges the evaluation of its proposal and the best-value ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies in Part Protest by IBM Corp. of Reston, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying in part and dismiss in part a bid protest filed by IBM Corp. of Reston, Virginia.

According to the GAO, IBM Corp. "protests the issuance of a task order to Accenture Federal Services, LLC, of Arlington, Virginia, by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), under task order request for proposals (TORP) No. HSTS02-17-R-OIA053, issued under DHS's Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract, ... Show Full Article

GAO Upholds Part of Bid Protest by Ekagra Partners of Leesburg, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision sustaining in part and denying in part a bid protest filed by Ekagra Partners of Leesburg, Virginia.

According to the GAO, Ekagra Partners "challenges the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. GS00Q-13-DR-0002, which was issued by the General Services Administration (GSA), Information Technology Service, for award of new contracts in the agency's One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS)--small business pool of government-wide multiple-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts. ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Wright & Morrissey of South Burlington, Vermont
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Wright and Morrissey of South Burlington, Vermont.

According to the GAO, Wright & Morrissey "protests the award of a contract to Stewart Construction Inc., of Essex Junction, Vermont, under invitation for bids (IFB) No. W912LN-18-B-5001, issued by the Department of the Army, Vermont Air National Guard for construction services. The protester alleges that the agency improperly allowed Stewart to correct a mistake in its bid, displacing the protester as the low bidder."

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GAO Sustains Protest by Lioce Group of Huntsville, Alabama
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision sustaining a bid protest filed by Lioce Group of Huntsville, Alabama.

According to the GAO, Lioce Group "protests the issuance of a task order to Xerox Corporation (Xerox) of Washington, D.C., under request for quotations (RFQ) No. 1285287, which was issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for the lease and maintenance of copier devices. The protester challenges the agency's determination that its quotation was technically unacceptable, contending the agency's evaluation was unreasonable and inconsistent ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Oracle America of Redwood Shores, California
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Oracle America of Redwood Shores, California.

According to the GAO, Oracle America "protests the award of an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to ViON Corporation (ViON), of Herndon, Virginia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. HC1028-17-R-0015 issued by the Department of Defense, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), for on-demand processing capabilities for the agency's scalable processor architecture (SPARC). The protester challenges the agency's technical ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Matson Navigation of Honolulu, Hawaii
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Matson Navigation of Honolulu, Hawaii.

According to the GAO, Matson Navigation "protests the award of a contract to International Auto Logistics, LLC (IAL), of Saint Simons Island, Georgia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. HTC711-18-R-R-001, issued by the Department of the Air Force, United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) for global transportation and storage services for Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored shipments of privately owned vehicles (POVs) belonging to ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Vertex Aerospace of Madison, Mississippi
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Vertex Aerospace of Madison, Mississippi.

According to the GAO, Vertex Aerospace "protests the Department of the Navy's award of a contract to DynCorp International, LLC, of Fort Worth, Texas, pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. N61340-18-R-0905, to provide maintenance and logistics support services for the Navy's TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopters."

The bid protest decision (B-417065,B-417065.2) was issued on February 5, 2019 (https://www.gao.gov/products/B-417065,B-417065.2).

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GAO Denies Protest by Advanced Software Systems of Sterling, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Advanced Software Systems of Sterling, Virginia.

According to the GAO, Advanced Software Systems "challenges the exclusion of its proposal from the competitive range under request for proposals (RFP) No. SAQMMA16R0029, issued by the Department of State (DOS) to provide technology services for software development lifecycle support, information technology services management (ITSM) and business process improvement for DOS's Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA), Office of Consular Systems ... Show Full Article

GAO Dismisses in Part Protest by Veterans2Work of Novato, California
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision dismissing in part and denying in part a bid protest filed by Veterans2Work of Novato, California.

According to the GAO, Veterans2Work "protests the award of a contract to Predictive Index Arizona, Inc., of Scottsdale, Arizona, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. 36C250-18-Q-9856, issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for services to support the Perfect Match program at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center. The protester argues that, in lieu of procuring the services competitively, the agency should have ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Navarre Corp. of Navarre, Florida
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Navarre Corp. of Navarre, Florida.

According to the GAO, Navarre Corp. "protests the corrective action proposed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) related to a prior protest filed by Owl, Inc., of St. Johns, Florida, in connection with request for proposals (RFP) No. VA247-17-R-0004 for non-emergency wheelchair transportation services. The protester contends that the agency's proposed corrective action is unreasonable."

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GAO Denies Protest by Summit Construction & Environmental Services of Richmond, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Summit Construction and Environmental Services of Richmond, Virginia.

According to the GAO, Summit Construction & Environmental Services "protests the General Services Administration's (GSA) award of a contract to DelSur SDAV Joint Venture, LLC, pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. 47PE0218R0008, to provide building operations, maintenance, and janitorial services at the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center. Summit challenges various aspects of the agency's source selection process, ... Show Full Article

GAO Sustains Protest by Bristol Environmental Remediation Services of Anchorage, Alaska
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision sustaining a bid protest filed by Bristol Environmental Remediation Services of Anchorage, Alaska.

According to the GAO, Bristol Environmental Remediation Services "protests the rejection of its proposal under request for proposals (RFP) No. W9128F-16-R-0027, issued by the Department of the Army, U.S. Corps of Engineers for environmental remediation and munitions response services. Bristol argues that the agency unreasonably rejected its proposal."

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GAO Denies in Part Protest by Glotech of Rockville, Maryland
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying in part and dismissing in part a bid protest filed by Glotech of Rockville, Maryland.

According to the GAO, Glotech "rotests the award of a contract to Facilities Development Corporation (FDC), of Reston, Virginia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. SAQMMA-17-R-0398, issued by the Department of State for information technology infrastructure rehab (ITIR) in Cairo, Egypt. The protester challenges the agency's decision to prequalify FDC to participate in the procurement."

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GAO Denies in Part Protest by United Valve of El Segundo, California
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying in part and dismissing in part a bid protest filed by United Valve of El Segundo, California.

According to the GAO, United Valve "protests the corrective action taken by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), in response to our recommendation for corrective action in United Valve Co., B-416277, B-416277.2, July 27, 2018, 2018 CPD
268 (Decision). In that decision, we sustained United's protest against award of a contract to Logistical Support LLC (LSL), of Chatsworth, California, under request for proposals ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Community Surgical Supply of Tom's River, New Jersey
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Community Surgical Supply of Tom's River, New Jersey.

According to the GAO, Community Surgical Supply "protests the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. 36C25018R0234, issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide home oxygen services and related equipment and supplies for veterans located in the service areas of Chillicothe, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, and Columbus, Ohio, known together as veteran integrated service network (VISN) 10 Ohio. Community, which is currently ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Nexagen Networks of Morganville, New Jersey
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Nexagen Networks of Morganville, New Jersey.

According to the GAO, Nexagen Networks "protests the issuance of a task order to DataPath, Inc., of Duluth, Georgia, under request for task execution plan (RTEP) No. RTEP-S8G-002, issued by the Department of the Army for support for the United States Northern Command's (USNORTHCOM) mission to provide homeland defense and assistance to civilian authorities. Nexagen challenges the Army's evaluation and award decision."

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GAO Dismisses Protest by NCS Technologies of Gainesville, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision dismissing a bid protest filed by NCS Technologies of Gainesville, Virginia.

According to the GAO, NCS Technologies "protests the issuance of a delivery order to FCN, Inc., of Rockville, Maryland, by the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), under request for quotations (RFQ) No. 5000032988, for personal computers. NCS protests that the agency improperly relaxed mandatory technical requirements in making award to FCN."

The bid protest decision (B-416936) was issued on January 11, 2019 (https://www.gao.gov/products/B-416936).

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GAO Denies Protest by United Medevac Solutions of Georgetown, Texas
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by United Medevac Solutions of Georgetown, Texas.

According to the GAO, United Medevac Solutions "protests award of a contract to TGW SuperiorCare MTS, LLC, a small business of San Antonio, Texas, pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. FA3016-18-U-0255, issued by the Department of the Air Force for emergency medical ambulance services at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The protester challenges the agency's evaluation of past performance and best-value decision."

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GAO Denies Protest by Trident Military Systems of Mesa, Arizona
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Trident Military Systems of Mesa, Arizona.

According to the GAO, Trident Military Systems "protests the award of a contract to L3 Technologies, Inc. (L3) of New York, New York, under request for proposals (RFP) No. ID07180027, issued by the General Services Administration (GSA), for operations, maintenance and support for the F-16 mission tactics trainer (MTT) training system support center (TSSC). The protester challenges the agency's evaluation of L3's proposal and the selection decision."

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GAO Denies Protest by Tele-Consultants of Alpharetta, Georgia
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Tele-Consultants of Alpharetta, Georgia.

According to the GAO, Tele-Consultants "protests its nonselection for award pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. W15P7T-15-R-0008, issued by the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Materiel Command for knowledge based services to support the Army and other federal government agencies. The protester alleges that the agency failed to evaluate its corporate experience and past performance in accordance with the solicitation's evaluation criteria, ... Show Full Article

GAO Sustains Protest by Soft Tech Consulting of Chantilly, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision sustaining a bid protest filed by Soft Tech Consulting of Chantilly, Virginia.

According to the GAO, Soft Tech Consulting "protests its elimination from the competition under request for quotations (RFQ) No.70SBUR18Q00000249, issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, for software development services. The protester argues that the agency unreasonably and disparately evaluated quotations."

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GAO Denies Protest by Ryan Consulting Group of Indianapolis, Indiana
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Ryan Consulting Group of Indianapolis, Indiana.

According to the GAO, Ryan Consulting Group "protests the exclusion of its proposal from the competition by the Department of the Air Force under request for proposals (RFP) No. FA8771-17-R-1000 for information technology (IT) services."

The bid protest decision (B-415716.8) was issued on October 31, 2018 (https://www.gao.gov/products/B-415716.8).

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GAO Denies Protest by Knowlogy Corp. of Vienna, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Knowlogy Corp. of Vienna, Virginia.

According to the GAO, Knowlogy Corp. "protests the award of a contract to Global Knowledge Training, LLC under request for proposals (RFP) No. ID03180005, issued by the General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Acquisition Service, for information technology training services. Knowlogy, the incumbent contractor, challenges the agency's evaluation of its proposal under the staffing and past performance factors, as well as the agency's award decision."

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GAO Denies Protest by Federal Prison Industries of Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Federal Prison Industries of Washington, District of Columbia.

According to the GAO, Federal Prison Industries "protests the award of a contract to Creighton AB, Inc., of Reidsville, North Carolina, under request for proposals (RFP) No. SPE1C1-17-R-0111, which was issued by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), for shirts. FPI challenges the agency's consideration of past performance information that occurred after the RFP's closing date for proposals."

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GAO Denies Protest by Interactive Government Holdings of Springfield, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Interactive Government Holdings of Springfield, Virginia.

According to the GAO, Interactive Government Holdings "protests the award of a contract to A-Team Solutions, of Fulton, Maryland, under request for proposals (RFP) No. H9821018R0024, issued by the Department of Defense, Defense Human Resources Agency, for personnel and administrative support services. The protester, the incumbent contractor, alleges that the agency unreasonably evaluated A-Team's proposal and improperly made its ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by La Termica of Naples, Italy
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by La Termica of Naples, Italy.

According to the GAO, La Termica "protests the award of design-build/design-bid-build construction contracts to five firms under request for proposals (RFP) No. N33191-16-R-1022, issued by the Department of the Navy for new construction, renovation, alteration, and repair projects at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy and surrounding areas. The protester contends that the agency conducted a flawed price evaluation, assigned unreasonable adjectival ratings ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Herman Construction Group of Escondido, California
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Herman Construction Group of Escondido, California.

According to the GAO, Herman Construction Group "protests its elimination from phase one of a two-phase design-build procurement, conducted under request for proposals (RFP) No. N62473-18-R-5816 by the Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, for the construction, renovation and repair of general building projects in the western and southwestern United States. The protester asserts that it should have ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by GBK Partnership-Constant Associates of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by GBK Partnership-Constant Associates of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

According to the GAO, GBK Partnership-Constant Associates "challenges the exclusion of its quotation submitted under request for quotations No. 68HE0C18Q0084, which was issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to establish a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) under the General Services Administration (GSA) Professional Services Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) No. 00CORP for environmental training and consulting ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by DAI Global of Bethesda, Maryland
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by DAI Global of Bethesda, Maryland.

According to the GAO, DAI Global "protests its nonselection for award an of indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract under request for proposals (RFP) No. SOL-7200AA18R00008, issued by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), for health system strengthening services. The protester argues that the solicitation contained a latent ambiguity that resulted in a disparate evaluation of proposals."

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GAO Denies Protest by University Loft of Greenfield, Indiana
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by University Loft of Greenfield, Indiana.

According to the GAO, University Loft "protests the issuance of a delivery order to KLN Steel Products Company, Inc., of Dallas, Texas, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. FA4418-18-Q-0049, issued by the Department of the Air Force for dormitory furniture items for Joint Base Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina. University Loft alleges the agency's evaluation of KLNs past performance was unreasonable."

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GAO Upholds Part of Bid Protest by Safal Partners of Houston, Texas
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision sustaining in part and denying in part a bid protest filed by Safal Partners of Houston, Texas.

According to the GAO, Safal Partners "protests the issuance of a task order to Manhattan Strategy Group, LLC (MSG), of Bethesda, Maryland, under request for quotations No. 91990018Q0023, issued by the Department of Education for support of the Charter Schools Program. The protester asserts that the agency's evaluation of Safal's quotation was unreasonable, the conduct of discussions was unreasonable, and the agency conducted ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies in Part Protest by ACI Technologies of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying in part and dismissing in part a bid protest filed by ACI Technologies of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

According to the GAO, ACI Technologies "protests the issuance of solicitation No. N00164-18-9-0001 by the Department of the Navy, Naval Surface Warfare Center, with the intent of entering into an other transaction agreement (OTA) for prototype projects. The protester argues that the solicitation anticipates performance of work that is not related to prototype projects and is therefore outside the agency's ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies in Part Protest by Carolina Linkages of Charleston, South Carolina
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying in part and dismissing in part a bid protest filed by Carolina Linkages of Charleston, South Carolina.

According to the GAO, Carolina Linkages "protests the award of a contract to Synergy Logistics Services, LLC (SLS), of North Kansas City, Missouri, under request for proposals (RFP) No. SP3300-18-R-5004, issued by the Defense Logistics Agency as a small business set-aside for warehouse distribution services in the territory of Guam. Safe Ports argues that the agency misevaluated the SLS proposal and unreasonably ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Battistella S.P.A. of Vincenza, Italy
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Battistella S.P.A. of Vincenza, Italy.

According to the GAO, Battistella S.P.A. "protests the agency's failure to award the firm a contract under request for proposals (RFP) No. W912PF-18-R-0003, issued by the Department of the Army for a multiple-award task order contract (MATOC) to provide design-build and design-bid-build construction services in Vincenza, Italy. Battistella alleges that the agency unreasonably evaluated its proposal and improperly made its source selection decision."

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GAO Denies Protest by Wyle Laboratories of Huntsville, Alabama
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Wyle Laboratories of Huntsville, Alabama.

According to the GAO, Wyle Laboratories "challenges the rejection of its quotation and the issuance of a task order to Deloitte Consulting LLP, of Arlington, Virginia, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. 01C18Q0106, issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), for professional, technical, and operational support services, in support of DHS's Office of Facilities and Asset Management. Wyle ... Show Full Article

GAO Sustains Protest by Hi-Tech Bed Systems of Wheatland, Wyoming
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision sustaining a bid protest filed by Hi-Tech Bed Systems of Wheatland, Wyoming.

According to the GAO, Hi-Tech Bed Systems "challenges the issuance of a General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) order to Chicago American Manufacturing LLC, a small business located in Chicago, Illinois, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. W912DY-18-T-0175, issued by the Department of the Army for the provision of lift deck beds for eight buildings located at the Naval Station Great Lakes. The protester primarily ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Allied Synergy International of Franklin Furnace, Ohio
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Allied Synergy International of Franklin Furnace, Ohio.

According to the GAO, Allied Synergy International "protests the award of a contract to SC Jones Services, Inc. (SCJS), of Hampton, Virginia, also a small business, under request for proposals (RFP) No. 80KSC018R0014, issued by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), for commercial grounds maintenance, landscaping, and pest control services at the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and surrounding areas, in Florida. ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by NCI Information Systems of Reston, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by NCI Information Systems of Reston, Virginia.

According to the GAO, NCI Information Systems "protests the issuance of task orders to ERPSI, of Gambrills, Maryland; Leidos Innovations Corp., of Rockville, Maryland; and REI Systems Inc., of Chantilly, Virginia, by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. 70SBUR18R00000008 for outcome based software development and operations services. ... Show Full Article

GAO Dismisses Protest by Adams & Associates of Reno, Nevada
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision dismissing a bid protest filed by Adams and Associates of Reno, Nevada.

According to the GAO, Adams & Associates "protests the award of contracts to Management & Training Corporation, of Centerville, Utah, under request for proposals Nos. 1630J5-17-R-00003 and 1630J2-18-R-00004, which were issued by the Department of Labor (DOL), for the operation of the Atterbury Job Corps Center in Edinburgh, Indiana, and the Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center in Morganfield, Kentucky. Adams primarily alleges that the agency is ... Show Full Article

GAO Dismisses Protest by Lawson Environmental Services of Caledonia, Missouri
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision dismissing a bid protest filed by Lawson Environmental Services of Caledonia, Missouri.

According to the GAO, Lawson Environmental Services "protests the award of a contract to Eagle Eye -- Enviroworks Joint Venture, a small business of Anchorage, Alaska, under request for proposals (RFP) No. 68HE0718R0009, issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for environmental remediation services at the Big River Mine Tailings Site, Operable Unit 1, St. Francois County, Missouri. Lawson argues that the EPA's decision ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Dehler Manufacturing of San Antonio, Texas
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Dehler Manufacturing of San Antonio, Texas.

According to the GAO, Dehler Manufacturing "protests the issuance of a delivery order to J. Squared, Inc., d/b/a University Loft Company (University Loft), of Greenfield, Indiana, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. W912DY-18-T-0144, issued by the Department of the Army, Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Engineering & Support Center (Corps), for furniture items. Dehler argues the Corps' evaluation of the vendor's quotation was improper, ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by PTC of Needham, Massachusetts
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by PTC of Needham, Massachusetts.

According to the GAO, PTC "challenges a notice of intent to award a sole-source contract to Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., of Arlington, Virginia, issued by the Department of the Air Force for product lifecycle management (PLM) software. The protester alleges that the agency's justification and approval (J&A) supporting the proposed sole-source contract is not consistent with the cited regulatory authority, and is based on a flawed cost analysis."

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GAO Denies Protest by Global Logistics Providers of Stamford, Connecticut
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Global Logistics Providers of Stamford, Connecticut.

According to the GAO, Global Logistics Providers "protests the award of indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts to four other firms by the Department of the Army, Regional Contracting Office-Africa, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W56PFY-18-R-0001, for surface distribution services within the United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) area of responsibility (AOR). Global protests that the agency's evaluation ignored ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Systems Analysis & Integration of San Diego, California.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Systems Analysis and Integration of San Diego, California.

According to the GAO, Systems Analysis & Integration "protests the award of a contract to HSQ Technology, of Hayward, California, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. W912P518T0003, issued by the Department of the Army, Army Corps of Engineers, for a supply contract to replace components of the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system at four master power plants and five remote power plants. The protester complains ... Show Full Article

GAO Dismisses Protest by Miracorp of Gilbert, Arizona
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision dismissing a bid protest filed by Miracorp of Gilbert, Arizona.

According to the GAO, Miracorp "protests the issuance of a delivery order to RiVidium, Inc., an 8(a) small business located in Manassas, Virginia, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. 89503118RWA000008, issued by the Department of Energy (DOE), for administrative support services. MIRACORP, which is the incumbent contractor for the requirement, challenges the agency's evaluation and award decision."

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GAO Denies Protest by Dehler Manufacturing of San Antonio, Texas
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying in part and dismissing in part a bid protest filed by Dehler Manufacturing of San Antonio, Texas.

According to the GAO, Dehler Manufacturing "protests the Department of the Army's award of a contract to Chicago American Manufacturing, of Chicago, Illinois, pursuant to request for quotations (RFQ) No. W912DY-18-T-0113, to provide and install furnishings at specified locations at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Dehler protests that the agency unreasonably evaluated Dehler's past performance as unacceptable and/or ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Miltope of Hope Hull, Alabama
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Miltope of Hope Hull, Alabama.

According to the GAO, Miltope "protests its exclusion from the competitive range and subsequent award of a contract to Leonardo DRS, of Arlington, Virginia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W15QKN-18-R-0037, issued by the Department of the Army, for multipurpose standard automatic test equipment. The protester contends that the agency altered the settings on its sample prior to testing, contrary to the solicitation's evaluation criteria, resulting ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Falken USVI of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Falken USVI of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

According to the GAO, Falken USVI "protests the issuance of a purchase order to Ranger American of the VI Inc., a small business located in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), pursuant to request for quotations (RFQ) No. 70FBR218Q00000999_01 for security guard services at various U.S. Virgin Island locations. The protester alleges that the agency failed to ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by DynaLantic of Ozark, Alabama
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by DynaLantic of Ozark, Alabama.

According to the GAO, DynaLantic "protests the exclusion of its proposal from the competitive range under request for proposals (RFP) No. W900KK-18-R-0004, issued by the Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command-Orlando, for the production, installation, and support of two utility helicopter (UH)-60A flight training devices (FTDs). DynaLantic protests that the agency unreasonably evaluated its proposal and improperly eliminated DynaLantic from the ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by TWD & Associates of McLean, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by TWD and Associates of McLean, Virginia.

According to the GAO, TWD & Associates "protests the Department of the Navy's award of a task order to Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., of McLean, Virginia, pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. N00174-17-R-3024, to provide information technology (IT) support services for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). TWD, the incumbent contractor, challenges various aspects of the agency's source selection process, including the agency's technical evaluation, ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by American Southwest Electric of Las Vegas, Nevada
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by American Southwest Electric of Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to the GAO, American Southwest Electric "protests the award of a contract to Ames Construction, Inc., of Aurora, Colorado, under invitation for bids (IFB) No. W9128F18B0006, issued by the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers (Corps), Omaha District, for the construction of a replacement irrigation diversion weir and fish bypass channel. The protester argues that the Corps improperly awarded the contract before time had ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Science Applications International of Reston, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Science Applications International of Reston, Virginia.

According to the GAO, Science Applications International "protests the issuance of a task order to CACI, Inc.-Federal, of Chantilly, Virginia, under task order request (TORFP) No. ID07180010, issued by the General Services Administration (GSA) on behalf of the Army Research Development and Engineering Command, Communications-Electronics, Research, Development and Engineering Center, Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate, ... Show Full Article

GAO Dismisses Protest by Dehler Manufacturing of San Antonio, Texas
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision dismissing a bid protest filed by Dehler Manufacturing of San Antonio, Texas.

According to the GAO, Dehler Manufacturing "protests the issuance of a delivery order to Chicago American Manufacturing LLC, of Chicago, Illinois, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. W912DY-18-T-0241, issued by the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Army Engineering & Support Center (Corps), for the provision and installation of furnishings. Dehler argues the Small Business Administration (SBA) erred in denying Dehler ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by UltiSat of Gaithersburg, Maryland
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by UltiSat of Gaithersburg, Maryland.

According to the GAO, UltiSat "protests the issuance of a task order to DRS Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc., of Dulles, Virginia, pursuant to request for quotations (RFQ) No. 70FA5018Q00000001, issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for contingency satellite services. UltiSat challenges various aspects of the evaluation of quotations and the resulting source selection decision."

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GAO Denies Protest by Strategi Consulting of Chevy Chase, Maryland, Signature Consulting Group of Windsor Mill, Maryland
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Strategi Consulting of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Signature Consulting Group of Windsor Mill, Maryland.

According to the GAO, Strategi Consulting and Signature Consulting Group "protest the issuance of a task order to NewWave Telecom & Technologies, Inc., of Elkridge, Maryland, by the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), under task order request for proposals (TORP) No. 75FCMC18R0003, for support of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by NextStep Technology of Lorton, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by NextStep Technology of Lorton, Virginia.

According to the GAO, NextStep Technology "protests the establishment of a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with Federal Integrated Systems Corporation (Federal), of Alexandria, Virginia, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. 693JJ418Q000011, issued by the United States Department of Transportation for professional and administrative support services for various divisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The protester ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Network Security Systems Plus of Falls Church, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Network Security Systems Plus of Falls Church, Virginia.

According to the GAO, Network Security Systems Plus "protests the issuance of a task order to AbleVets, LLC, of Chantilly, Virginia, under task order request for proposals (RFP) No. N65236-18-R-3086, issued by the Department of the Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), for cyber security service provider (CSSP) vulnerability analysis and audit support. NSSPlus, the incumbent contractor, challenges the evaluation ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by BeaverFit North America of Reno, Nevada
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by BeaverFit North America of Reno, Nevada.

According to the GAO, BeaverFit North America "protests the award of a contract to Mobile Fitness Equipment, Inc. (MFE), of Braintree, Massachusetts, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. W9124718R0020, issued by the Department of the Army, Mission Installation Contracting Command, for shipping container gyms. BeaverFit alleges that the agency unreasonably evaluated quotations and made an unreasonable source selection decision."

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