The Government Accountability Office’s jurisdiction over task order protests turns on whether the award price of the task order exceeds $10 million–not whether the protester’s proposed price exceeds $10 million.
In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO held that it lacked jurisdiction over a task order protest because the award price was under $10 million, even though the protester had proposed a price of approximately $11.4 million.
The GAO’s decision in Goldbelt Glacier Health Services, LLC, B-410378, B-410378.2 (Sept. 25, 2014) involved an Army National Guard task order solicitation for psychological health services. After evaluating competitive proposals, the agency issued the task order to National Sourcing, Inc. in the amount of $9,620,556.42.
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