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Commercial Item Acquisition

Security Management and Integration, B-407742, January 30, 2013

Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Air Force Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Security Management and Integration, Inc. (SMI), based on the rejection of its proposal under a request for proposals (RFP),…

Herman Miller, Inc., B-407028, October 19, 2012

Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Herman Miller, Inc. Agency: Department of the Air Force; General Services Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: A solicitation with a two-tiered acquisition approach, under which manufacturers would receive contracts that include not-to-exceed prices for…

PN&A, Inc., B-406368, April 23, 2012

Link: GAO Decision Protestor: PN&A, Inc. Agency: Department of Energy Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency misevaluated protester’s quotation is denied where the record reasonably supports evaluation that the protester’s quotation was unacceptable in several respects and…

U.S. Foodservice, Inc.; Labatt Food Services, LP, B-404786; B-404786.2; B-404786.3; B-404786.4, May 13, 2011

Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Terms of a Solicitation; Commercial Item Acquisition —————————————————————————————————————————– General Counsel P.C. Highlight: FAR § 12.302(c) bars the tailoring of solicitations for commercial items in a manner inconsistent with customary commercial…

Vetcorp, Inc., B-402519, May 24, 2010

Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Army Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Commercial Product Acquisition; HUBZone Price Preference General Counsel P.C. Highlight: HUBZone price preferences cannot be used against other small businesses. —————————————————————————————————————————– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps)…

Voith Hydro, Inc., B-401244.2, B-401771, November 13, 2009

Link: GAO Opinion Agencies: Department of the Interior Disposition: Protests denied. —————————————————————————————————————————– Voith Hydro, Inc. protested the terms of two Department of the Interior Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for generator and excitation systems for the Folsom and the Nimbus power…

Electronic Vision Access Solutions, B-401473, August 25, 2009

Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Internal Revenue Service Disposition: Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Agency reasonably found awardee’s proposed system to be commercially available where it was of a type customarily used by, and had been sold to, the general…