First Coast Service Options, Inc.
B-401429: Jul 31, 2009
First Coast Service Options, Inc. (FCSO), of Jacksonville, Florida, protests the issuance of a task order by the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to Maximus, Inc., of Reston Virginia, pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. 90010. The solicitation sought proposals from "qualified independent contractors" (QIC) to perform reviews of initial medicare payment determinations made by the medicare administrative contractor (MAC) within a particular geographic area, which included Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; FCSO is the MAC contractor for those areas. FCSO complains that the agency improperly rejected FCSO's proposal based on concerns regarding conflicts of interest.
We deny the protest.