Author Archives: Debbie Brown

Bluewater Management Group, LLC B-414785

Bid protest of the issuance of a task order to a firm pursuant to the firm’s Federal Supply Schedule contract is sustained where the agency failed to consider whether the services offered by the firm are included in its schedule contract, and the record establishes that the firm’s quotation was based on providing a service […]

SaxmanOne, LLC B-414748; B-414748.3

1. Bid protest that the agency misevaluated proposals with respect to technical, past performance, and price factors is denied where the record shows that the agency evaluated proposals consistent with the solicitation and applicable statutes and regulations. 2. Protest that the agency improperly determined that the awardee was a responsible offeror is denied where the […]

Orbital Sciences Corporation B-414603; B-414603.2

 1. Bid protest is denied where the agency waived a solicitation requirement and the protester did not allege that it was prejudiced by the waiver. 2. Protests challenging the agency’s cost realism evaluation are denied, where the record demonstrates that the agency’s conclusions were reasonable with regard to the awardee’s proposed hours, and where the […]

Paragon Systems, Inc. B-414515; B-414515.2

1. Bid protest that agency waived solicitation’s page limit for awardee’s proposal is denied where record shows the agency reasonably determined that contents of past performance section of awardee’s proposal were properly exempt from the page limit. 2. Protest that agency misevaluated both protester’s and awardee’s management approach proposals, and past performance, is denied where […]

FCi Federal, Inc. B-413569.2; B-413569.3

1. Bid protest that agency unreasonably evaluated protester’s proposal is denied where proposed deputy program manager did not meet solicitation’s education requirements. 2. Agency’s communications with awardee concerning matters of responsibility do not constitute discussions where awardee does not change its price or modify its technical proposal.  

MSI-Tetra Tech B-414517; B-414517.2

 1. Protest of the evaluation of the protester’s key personnel is denied where the record shows that the evaluation was consistent with the terms of the solicitation and the agency reasonably documented the evaluation.  2. Protest that the agency failed to conduct meaningful discussions is denied where, regardless of the adequacy of discussions regarding one […]

Raytheon Company, B-414354; B-414354.2, May 10, 2017

Bid protest challenging the award of a sole-source contract is denied where the record demonstrates that the agency reasonably concluded that there was only one responsible source able to meet the agency’s requirements.

DoD Makes Changes to Security Clearance Adjudication Procedures

The DoD Consolidated Adjudication Facility (CAF) has recently changed the process for adjudicating personnel clearances before DOHA. The changes may appear innocuous in nature, but they have potentially significant ramifications.

Another SCI Saved

Bill Savarino saved another SCI clearance, this time with the NSA.  This case involved a 7-page statement of reasons and a 10-page report from a NSA Psychiatrist, which specified multiple issues under Guideline H (Drug Issues); Guideline G (Alcohol Issues); Guideline I (Psychological Conditions); and Guideline E (Personal Conduct).

Another DOHA Clearance Victory

Bill Savarino saved another DoD clearance at the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA).  This successful appeal involved allegations of Foreign Influence under Guideline B.  The applicant was born in Pakistan and married to a Pakistani national.  The case required a 3 hour hearing in Arlington, VA.