Federal Management Systems, Inc.
B-293336, Feb 20, 2004
Federal Management Systems, Inc. (FMSI) protests the rejection of its proposal as technically unacceptable under request for proposals (RFP) No. 263-03-P(GK)-0059, issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services, for administrative support services for grants application management, program, and review support for NIH facilities in Maryland (Bethesda, Rockville, and Frederick) and in North Carolina (Research Triangle Park). The RFP was issued pursuant to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 and the Circular's Revised Supplemental Handbook (RSH) to determine whether it would be more economical to perform the required services in-house or to contract for these services under the referenced RFP. MSI was the only offeror to submit a proposal in the private-sector portion of this A76 cost comparison. FMSI argues that the agency did not have a reasonable basis to reject its proposal as technically unacceptable.
We deny the protest.