Dan Duefrene; Kelley Dull; Brenda Neuerburg; Gabrielle Martin, B-293590.2; B-293590.3; B-293883; B-293887; B-293908, April 19, 2004
B-293590.2,B-293883,B-293908,B-293887,B-293590.3: Apr 19, 2004
The in-house competitors in public/private competitions conducted under the Circular are not offerors and. No representative of an in-house competitor is an "interested party" eligible to maintain a protest before the General Accounting Office. Rather than to have the services performed in-house. Duefrene that NFFE did not have standing as a "directly interested party" /1/ to contest the standard competition. Duefrene and NFFE lack standing to protest the agency's contract award to SERCO because neither is an interested party under the bid protest provisions of the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 (CICA). The employees affected by the decision to contract out the work meet the CICA definition of an interested party and that NFFE is the statutory representative designated by the majority of these employees directly affected by the agency's decision.