New protests stall FedBizOpps†
Losing vendors filed another protest — their fourth in three years — to contest the General Services Administration’s third contract award to Symplicity to revamp FedBizOpps.gov, a federal procurement Web site. Experts and companies involved in the procurement said they were left scratching their heads at GSA’s decision Sept. 28 to reaward a $17 million contract to Symplicity.
Devis, one of the three unsuccessful bidders, said GSA’s decision may contradict an August 2006 ruling of the Court of Federal Claims. Devis said it will intervene in a protest filed by Information Sciences Corp., which alleges that GSA, once again, did not properly evaluate bids for the FedBizOpps contract.