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Option Exercise Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: U.S. Hotel Sourcing, LLC Agency: United States Coast Guard Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: GAO will not review a protest that an agency was required to extend the performance of the protester’s existing order, rather than soliciting competition for the...

    U.S. Hotel Sourcing, LLC, B-406726, August 13, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: U.S. Hotel Sourcing, LLC Agency: United States Coast Guard Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: GAO will not review a protest that an agency was required to extend the performance of the protester’s existing order, rather than soliciting competition for the...

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  • Link: Court of Federal Claims Opinion, Nos. 10-106C, 10-127C Agency: U.S. Air Force Disposition: Protest Granted. Keywords: Exercise of Options; ID/IQ Contracts General Counsel P.C. Highlight: In exercising the option on an ID/IQ contract, the Government must be able to consider the price element and if...

    Magnum Opus Technologies, Inc. and The Healing Staff, Inc. v. U.S. and Luke & Associates, Inc. and Terrahealth, Inc.

    Link: Court of Federal Claims Opinion, Nos. 10-106C, 10-127C Agency: U.S. Air Force Disposition: Protest Granted. Keywords: Exercise of Options; ID/IQ Contracts General Counsel P.C. Highlight: In exercising the option on an ID/IQ contract, the Government must be able to consider the price element and if...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Option Exercise General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO will not question an agency’s exercise of an option under an existing contract unless the protester shows that the agency failed to follow applicable regulations or that the...

    Nutriom, LLC, B-402511, May 11, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Option Exercise General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO will not question an agency’s exercise of an option under an existing contract unless the protester shows that the agency failed to follow applicable regulations or that the...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Health and Human Services Disposition:  Protest denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that contracting agency improperly exercised a contract option is denied where protester has not shown that agency failed to follow applicable regulations or that determination to exercise option...

    PR Newswire Association, LLC, B-401692, November 5, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Health and Human Services Disposition:  Protest denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that contracting agency improperly exercised a contract option is denied where protester has not shown that agency failed to follow applicable regulations or that determination to exercise option...

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  • Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest sustained. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency improperly extended a contract on a sole-source basis where it did not establish that only the incumbent could provide the services and the agency could have avoided the urgency that...

    Major Contracting Services, Inc., B-401472, September 14, 2009

    Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest sustained. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency improperly extended a contract on a sole-source basis where it did not establish that only the incumbent could provide the services and the agency could have avoided the urgency that...

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