The Government Accountability Office has shot down a protest to the General Service’s Administration 10-year, multibillion dollar OASIS contract.
Contractor Aljucar, Anvil-Incus and Co. said in its protest it was unfair for GSA to judge joint ventures based only on the time period in which they had operated as a team. By discounting their experience as individual companies, the process served to penalize newly-formed joint ventures, the protest argued.
The contract will offer professional services, such as financial management and engineering, scientific and logistics services, and has separate sections for small businesses and larger firms. The agency plans to make its awards by the end of February.
GAO said GSA had the discretion to limit joint ventures to those with experience and that GSA’s stated goal of reducing possible risks does not unduly restrict competition for OASIS.