Monthly Archives: September, 2017

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Herai Alpha Construction, of Kabul, Afghanistan, requests that our Office recommend that it be reimbursed the costs associated with filing and pursuing its protest against the rejection of the offer it submitted in response to basic ordering agreement (BOA) request for proposals (RFP) No. SOL-306-16-000049, issued by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for emergency road services.We grant the request.

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Synergy Solutions, Inc., (Synergy) of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a small business, protests the award of a contract by the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, under request for proposals (RFP) No. DE-SOL-0006736 to TUVA, LLC, of Herndon, Virginia, for services in support of the Office of Personnel and Facility Clearances at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Synergy challenges the agency’s evaluation under the cost and non-cost factors, and maintains that the agency failed to conduct meaningful and equal discussions.
We deny the protest.

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W K Engineering International, Inc. (WKE), a small business located in Santa Clarita, California, protests the issuance of two purchase orders to AMI Industries, Inc., of Colorado Springs, Colorado, under request for quotations (RFQ) Nos. SPE4A7-17-T-C587 and SPE4A7-17-T-H699 (hereinafter the “C587 RFQ” and the “H699 RFQ” respectively), issued by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for pulley wheels associated with aircraft ejection seats. The protester challenges the agency’s decision to restrict sources of supply for the pulley wheels to one approved source when WKE quoted a lower price and faster delivery schedule, and when WKE had previously provided the same part to the government.
We dismiss the protests as untimely.

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Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., of San Diego, California, requests reconsideration of our decision, Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., B-414410, B-414410.2, June 6, 2017, 2017 CPD ¶ 199, denying its protest of the Department of the Navy’s issuance of a task order to URS Federal Services, Inc., of Germantown, Maryland, for engineering and technical support services under request for proposals (RFP) No. N00024-17-R-3019.
We deny the request for reconsideration.

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CR/ZWS LLC, an 8(a) small business concern located in Merced, California, protests the award of a contract to PBP Management Group, LLC (PBP Management), an 8(a) small business concern located in Wichita, Kansas, under request for proposals (RFP) No. FA4621-17-R-0002, issued by the Department of the Air Force for integrated solid waste management services at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas. The protester contends that the awardee’s proposal failed to comply with a material technical requirement and failed to comply with the applicable limitation on subcontracting requirement. The protester also challenges the agency’s best-value tradeoff analysis.
We sustain the protest in part and deny the protest in part.

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CONTRACTS
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United Launch Services, Centennial, Colorado; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; and Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida, has been awarded an $832,413,250 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed fee, firm-fixed-price modification,

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CONTRACTS
AIR FORCE
Signalink Inc., Madison, Alabama (FA2487-18-D-4000); Corvid Technologies LLC., Mooresville, North Carolina (FA2487-18-D-4100); Maden Technologies – Maden Tech Consulting Inc., Arlington, Virginia (FA2487-18-D-4200); Intuitive Research,

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The U.S. Department of Energy today announced new funding to develop revolutionary solar desalination technologies that will help create freshwater from otherwise unusable waters. Desalination treats seawater, brackish water, and contaminated water for use in municipal and industrial water supplies, or to reclaim contaminated water. The Solar Energy Technologies Office expects to make $15 million available for 7 to 10 projects that explore early-stage technologies with the prospect of significantly reducing the cost of desalination through solar thermal energy.

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