Nuclear Production Partners, LLC
B-407948.9: Sep 24, 2013
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Nuclear Production Partners LLC (NPP), of Lynchburg, Virginia, protests the Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) implementation of corrective action taken in connection with request for proposals (RFP) No. DE-SOL-0001458 to obtain services associated with maintaining and securing the nation's nuclear weapons. The agency's actions are being taken in response to this Office's decision which sustained, in part, NPP's prior protest challenging the agency's decision to award a contract to Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC (CNS). See Nuclear Production Partners LLC; Integrated Nuclear Production Solutions LLC, B-407948 et al., Apr. 29, 2013, 2013 CPD para. 112.
Here, NPP protests various aspects of the agency's ongoing corrective action, primarily arguing that the agency should conduct broader discussions, permit more extensive proposal revisions, and/or amend the solicitation to reflect changes occurring due to the passage of time. NPP also renews its prior argument that the agency must comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulation's (FAR) requirements for cost realism analysis.
We dismiss as premature NPP's protest allegations regarding discussions and proposal revisions, and we deny NPP's assertion that the agency is required to further amend the solicitation. We dismiss as untimely NPP's arguments regarding application of the FAR's cost realism requirements.