B-406350,B-406350.2: Apr 11, 2012
Cygnus Corporation of Rockville, Maryland, protests the decision of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to issue task orders for scientific, professional, and technical support services for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), located in Bethesda, Maryland, and Hamilton, Montana, under a National Institutes of Health (NIH) requirements contract (Contract No. HHSN-271-2010-00005I (Requirements Contract)), which NIH has with Kelly Services, Inc., a large business. Cygnus, a small business concern, complains that NIAID improperly canceled request for proposals (RFP) No. NIHAO2011061 (NIAID RFP), which the agency had issued for these same services, without coordinating with the Small Business Administration (SBA). Cygnus also contends that the task orders are outside the scope of the requirements contract.
We deny the protest in part and dismiss it in part.