GAO Sustains Protest Where Agency Failed to Refer Small Business Firm to the SBA for a Certificate of Competency Determination When Agency Made Determination of Responsibility

By: Christine V. Williams on 05/02/2017

GAO protest challenging exclusion from a small business set-aside competition is sustained where the (1) agency found the protestor’s proposal unacceptable because it did not demonstrate required capabilities in health-related mission and (2) the agency failed to refer the small business protestor to the SBA under the SBA’s certificate of competency program.  Competitive Range Solutions, LLC, B-413104.10, April 18, 2017.

GAO Sustains Protest on COC Referral