East West, Inc.
B-400325.7,B-400325.8, Aug 6, 2010
East West, Inc., of Falls Church, Virginia, protests the award of a contract to Integrity National Corporation, of Rockville, Maryland, under request for proposals (RFP) No. 263-2008-P(GG)-0238, issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for custodial services at NIH buildings located in Bethesda, Rockville, and Poolesville, Maryland. The protester argues that agency officials committed a procurement integrity violation by meeting and exchanging procurement-related information with Integrity staff members prior to award of the contract. The protester also argues that NIH officials were biased in favor of Integrity and that the agency failed to conduct a proper investigation of the alleged procurement integrity violation.
We deny the protest.