Updated April 28, 2022
G2X TAKE: The pre-award protest by BD2 Squared (dba BD Squared) related to this Multiple Award, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity contract to provide customized Information Technology services and IT services-based solutions including new and emerging technologies that evolve over the life of the contract has now been dismissed.
No details have been provided as to the grounds for the challenge at this time, nor the reason for the dismissal.
Please note that a ‘dismissal’ by GAO does not necessarily mean the issue is resolved and oftentimes only indicates the contracting authority/agency has agreed to proactively take some corrective action to address a deficiency identified as part of the protest process.
Posted March 31, 2022
G2X TAKE: A pre-award protest has been levied by BD2 Squared - dba BD Squared - related to this Multiple Award, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide customized Information Technology (IT) services and IT services-based solutions including new and emerging technologies that evolve over the life of the Master Contract.
The listed due date for a decision is no later than July 7, 2022.
According to recent news coverage the protest notes: “The solicitation … permits a mentor-protégé joint venture to provide qualifications and experience from only the mentor firm. This means that the competition for this small business set-aside contract will ultimately devolve into a comparison of qualifications from large business mentor firms against small businesses like BD Squared,’ BD said in its complaint.
It added: ‘As a small business, BD Squared cannot compete with the experience and qualifications of multi-national IT service providers that serve as the mentor partner in mentor-protégé joint ventures.’…”
The company is seeking for the General Services Administration (GSA) to revise the terms of the solicitation for small businesses and for its protest costs to be reimbursed…” Read more here. Source: Federal contractor launches pre-award challenge over $15B Polaris solicitation – By John Hewitt Jones, March 29, 2022. FedScoop.
As always, more details will be shared as they become available.
Solicitation documents are available here.
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