Morris, Manning & Martin, on behalf of client Arch Systems, LLC (Arch), successfully defended the protest of an award of a $39M task order award by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for computer system security testing and monitoring. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) dismissed a protest filed by CompQSoft, Inc. of Houston, Texas, in which CompQSoft alleged that Arch Systems and one of its subcontractors had an unmitigable conflict of interest, the agency failed to conduct a price realism analysis, and the agency improperly relied on adjectival ratings in its evaluation. The GAO dismissed the case finding all three protest grounds to be without merit.
After review of the request for dismissal filed by counsel for Arch, the GAO found that the protester had failed to identify “hard facts” sufficient enough to uphold the conflict of interest claim. The other claims were also summarily dismissed as legally and factually insufficient.
A copy of the decision can be found here.