Career Training Concepts, Inc.-Advisory Opinion
B-311429,B-311429.2, Jun 27, 2008
Career Training Concepts, Inc. (CTC) protests the issuance of a delivery order to Management and Training Consultants, Inc. (MTCI) under request for proposals (RFP) No. W9133L-08-R-0014, issued by the Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau, to obtain services for the Army National Guard Educational Liaison Program, which assists in recruiting at high schools and colleges. CTC argues that it's proposal was misevaluated, that the agency failed to engage in meaningful discussions and that the awardee should be excluded from consideration for award.
CTC filed its protest in our Office on March 27, 2008. Thereafter, on June 17, CTC filed an action in the United States Court of Federal Claims that was substantially similar to its protest in our Office. We dismissed CTC's protest on June 18 in light of its filing with the court. Subsequently, by order dated June 20, the court asked our Office to issue an advisory opinion addressing CTC's protest. See 4 C.F.R. sect. 21.11(b) (2008). Our opinion here is issued in response to the court's request, and is presented in the same general format that we normally employ to issue decisions responding to bid protests. We find no merit to the protest.