Link: GAO Opinion
Agency: Department of the Army
Disposition: Request for reconsideration denied.
The Department of the Army’s request for reconsideration of a decision that sustained a protest of a sole-source extension of a contract was denied because the Army did not show any error of fact or law in the decision. During a protest regarding an awardee’s status as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern (SDVOSBC) the Army determined that it would permit the awardee to continue performing the contract, notwithstanding the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) determination that the awardee was not a SDVOSBC. In that protest, the GAO determined that the Army had not provided a reasonable basis for the sole-source extension, and sustained the protestor’s challenge. The Army then requested reconsideration, but failed to show that the GAO’s decision contained material errors of law or fact that warrant any modification or reversal to its prior decision.