B-402643: Jun 25, 2010
JXM, Inc., an 8(a) small business in San Antonio, Texas, protests the award of a sole-source contract to Ahtna Facility Services, Inc., an 8(a) Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) in Anchorage, Alaska, by the Department of the Army under request for proposals (RFP) No. W81K04-10-R-0006 for hospital environmental services at various medical treatment facilities in Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis in Texas. JXM argues that the Army mischaracterized the RFP as a new requirement in order to use the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) program to award a sole-source contract to Ahtna, and that the Army has engaged in improper bundling under the Competition in Contracting Act and the Small Business Act.
We deny the protest.