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PROTEST OF VA CONTRACT AWARD... B-266302.2, 156026... U.S. GAO... JANUARY 16, 1996.

PROTEST OF VA CONTRACT AWARD... B-266302.2, 156026... U.S. GAO... JANUARY 16, 1996.

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  By Bryan Koenig. Law, Washington (Janu , PM EST) -- The Government Accountability Office knocked down a web of bid protests challenging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. VETERANS AFFAIRS CONTRACTING Improvements in Policies and Processes Could Yield Cost Savings and Efficiency. on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House September GAO United States Government Accountability Office.


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PROTEST OF VA CONTRACT AWARD... B-266302.2, 156026... U.S. GAO... JANUARY 16, 1996. Download PDF EPUB FB2

A firm protested a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) contract award. GAO held that the protester untimely filed its comments on the agency report more than 14 days after the report's due date. Accordingly, the protest was dismissed.

A firm protested the award of four items under an invitation for bids issued by the Veterans Administration as a total small business set-aside.

The protester asserted that the apparent low bidder could not be considered a small business because it does not buy any U.S. raw materials. The protester indicated that the acceptance of such a bid could not help the Nation achieve full productive.

Federal agencies are required to award government contracts in accordance with numerous acquisition laws and regulations. If a party interested in a government contract believes that an agency has violated procurement law or regulation in a solicitation for goods or services, or in the award of a contract, it may file a bid protest with our office.

In Marchthe VA announced an award under the solicitation to another contractor, revealing the award price of 1996. book $18 million. Given Ed Medical’s vast experience providing home oxygen services in the region, it was immediately clear the price of the award was far too low for the work required.

Thus, we filed a bid protest at. § Protest of award or decision to award. Any bidder or offeror, who desires to protest the award or decision to award a contract shall submit the protest in writing to the public body, or an official designated by the public body, no later than ten days after the award or the announcement of the decision to award, whichever occurs first.

Title: B [Request for Reconsideration of Protest of VA Contract Award for Home Oxygen Services] Subject: B Created Date: 6/15/ PM.

B,B,B,B May 2, TriWest Healthcare Alliance Corporation (TriWest), of Phoenix, Arizona, PROTEST OF VA CONTRACT AWARD. B-266302.2 the award of two contracts to Optum Public Sector Solutions, Inc. (OPSS), of Rockville, Maryland, under request for proposals (RFP) No.

VAR, issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for community care network (CCN) services. B,B Price Gordon Services, LLC, d/b/a Veteran National Transportation, LLC (VNT), a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) of Tucson, Arizona, protests the award of a contract to Owl, Inc., an SDVOSB of St.

Johns, Florida, under request for proposals (RFP) No. VAR, which was issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA. Search GAO's published bid protest decisions.

B Veterans Choice Medical Equipment, LLC (VCME), a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB), of Vista, California, protests the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. VAR, which was issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for home oxygen services.

Over the years, GAO's decisions on federal contract awards have created a uniform body of law applicable to the procurement process upon which the Congress, the courts, agencies, and the public rely. Although a party to a protest may be represented by counsel, filing a bid protest with GAO does not require the services of an attorney.

Veterans Affairs (VA) for oxygen and related services for the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto, California. Duramed argues that Empire's bid should be rejected as mathe-matically and materially unbalanced.

We sustain the protest. The IFB contemplated the award of a requirements contract for 1 year with 4 options years for estimated quantities of. Subpart - Protests. Protests to VA. (a) Agency nt to FAR (d)(4), an interested party may protest to the contracting officer or, as an alternative, may request an independent review 1996.

book a level above the contracting officer as provided in this interested party may also appeal to VA a contracting officer’s decision on a protest. While the protest was pending, the Army modified its contract with the awardee to permit delivery of equipment with either metric or English gears.

The protester initially argued that the contracting official violated Defense Acquisition Regulations by making an award despite its protest at bid opening. Title [Protest of VA Contract Award] Subject: B Created Date: 11/5/ AM. B-2 2 is not illegal and the Government cannot withhold an award merely because the low bid is below cost: Teamster Local "Further, whether the low bidder can adequately perform the contract at the bid price is a matter of responsibility.

Before award, the agency must make an affirmative. Imaging Equipment Services, Inc. (IES) protests the award of a contract to Picker International, Inc. under request for proposals (RFP) No.issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for maintenance of a Picker computerized tomography scanner.

We dismiss the protest. IES alleges that Picker is ineligible for award because it. Correspondence, in videb you prcteat th. award ol a contract to Amancan Laundry fachtnary lrduatrlea (AflU) pursuant to iuitr tior for bids (IF) Ilo.), issued mby the Veterans AdmininLTation 1itrkrn Cnterp, Jttne, 1Thlmi.

The tB soliAt bids on three Ites as folliwu ktem No. Itm 1 Grareut flniahor. “pre-award or post-award bid protest injunction cases,” in See Table G-2A, U.S.

Court of Federal Claims—Cases Filed, Terminated, and Pending for the Month Period Ending Septem. Book; Government Document Language English SuDoc Number GA /AB Related Resources Consult Government Accountability Office Miscellaneous Microfiche to request appropriate microfiche from Ivy Stacks.

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Notes. Shipping List #: M; Shipping List Date: 07/12/99; Technical Details Staff View. protest unless the protester demonstrates a reasonable possibility that it was prejudiced by the agency’s actions, that is, unless the protester demonstrates that, but for the agency’s actions, it would have had a substantial chance of receiving the award.

McDonald-Bradley, B, Feb. 8, VA awards contract for Region 4 of Community Care Network. Aug. 8,AM Printable Version Need Viewer Software. VA awards contract for Region 4 of Community Care Network to increase Veteran access to health care.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded a contract Aug. 6 to TriWest Healthcare Alliance to serve as Third Party Administrator in managing Region 4 of VA. A procuring agency that sustains a Virginia bid protest after a contract is awarded may enjoin the performance of the contract if performance has not yet started.

If performance has started, the agency may declare the contract void. The agency may also award the contract immediately to a successful protester. Code Ann. § (B). The Government Contracts team&#;recently represented Ed Medical, Inc., a Tennessee-based full service home medical supply provider, in a successful bid.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied the protest of a contract award to a West Virginia health care provider. Consult Government Accountability Office Miscellaneous Microfiche to request appropriate microfiche from Ivy Stacks.

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Washington, D.C.: U.S. General Accounting Office. 1 microfiche. A recent GAO decision presents a great example of the effective use of a pre-award protest. The protest concerns an RFP issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for large air tanker services for wild land firefighting.

After reviewing the solicitation, one potential offeror filed a pre-award protest arguing that the agency’s restriction. corrective action on August 3, 16 working days after the protest was filed. We view such action, taken early in the protest process, as precisely the kind of prompt reaction to a protest that our Regulation is designed to encourage.

It provides no basis for a determination that the payment of:This protest was the second of three protests filed by. The VA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Program establishes long-term government-wide contracts that allow VA facilities and other government agencies to acquire a vast array of medical equipment, supplies, services, and pharmaceuticals directly from commercial suppliers.

Other government agencies include, but are not limited to: All federal agencies and activities in the. Contractors filed 2, bid protests at GAO in – the lowest number in five years. One possible cause for the decline is the Department of Defense’s enhanced debriefing procedures. Enhanced debriefings mean that contractors have greater access to information before the GAO’s short-fuse filing deadline and can make better-informed decisions regarding protests.

VA makes rare bid to overturn protest decision. There is a rather rare bid protest underway at the Government Accountability Office with an agency formally objecting to a GAO decision. The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied protests from managed care giants TriWest and WellPoint over $ billion in U.S.

Department of Veterans Affairs community care network. Today, we are highlighting winning strategies for GAO bid protests. The GAO exists exclusively as a venue for resolving government procurement errors.

Unlike a traditional court setting, the GAO is built for speed and efficiency – the goal in each GAO protest is to reach a final resolution within days from the date of filing. The Government Accountability Office, meanwhile, is researching electronic docketing systems to simplify and organize the process of protesting contract awards.

Between September and the Army posted more t contract award notices on the Federal Business Opportunities website and received protests. Government Accountability Office, Libraries have suspended in-person service but now offer contactless pickup and expanded digital resources Contactless pickup is now available for UVA faculty, students, and staff, to access items not provided digitally through HathiTrust's emergency temporary access program.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied a protest from Sotera Defense Solutions Inc. following exclusion from contention for a $ million contract for services at the Army. Upon receipt of a protest within 10 days after contract award or within 5 days after a debriefing provided in accordance with FARwhichever is later, the contracting officer shall immediately suspend performance, pending resolution of the protest, unless the PARC or the CA decides, in writing, that override of the automatic suspension.

Bid protest time requirements vary based on the premise for the protest as well as the government agency to which you will submit the protest with the help of your GAO bid protest lawyer in Virginia. In general, a GAO bid protest must be filed within ten days of gaining an understanding of the problem or reason for filing the bid.

Companies have protested more Army contract awards in the last 18 months than any other Defense Department agency’s awards, and the Veterans Affairs VA had a 6 percent protest. Book; Government Document Published [S.l.: s.n., ?] Language English SuDoc Number GA /AB Related Resources Consult Government Accountability Office Miscellaneous Microfiche to request appropriate microfiche from Ivy Stacks.

Notes. Shipping List #: M; Shipping List Date: 07/21/97; Technical Details Staff View. $B VA contract hit with bid protests. The Veterans Affairs Department’s $ billion contract for medical disability exams has run into several protests, which will delay the start of the.The federal Government Accountability Office has denied the request for further review from an IT company that had lost a bid for a $ million government contract with the Veterans.The U.S.

Government Accountability Office's annual bid protest report to Congress on Tuesday highlighted instances in which the Department of Veterans Affairs had ignored its .