Department of Justice--Modification of Recommendation
B-400760.6, May 5, 2010
The Department of Justice requests reconsideration of our recommendation in AINS, Inc., B-400760.4, B-400760.5, Jan. 19, 2010, 2010 CPD 32. In that decision, we sustained AINS's protest of the establishment of a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with, and issuance of a first call for services to, Privasoft Corp. under request for quotations (RFQ) No. DJJR-08-F-0536, for an automated Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) system and associated services. We found that the agency had failed to conduct meaningful discussions with the protester and that it had treated the two vendors unequally in its evaluation of quotations. We recommended that the agency reopen discussions as appropriate, request and reevaluate revised quotations, and make a new source selection determination. We further recommended that in the event that AINS was selected as the vendor whose quotation represented the best value to the government, the agency terminate the BPA established with Privasoft and enter into a BPA with AINS.
We deny the agency's request for modification of our recommendation.