B-404666, USA Jet Airlines, Inc.; Active Aero Group, Inc., April 1, 2011May 13, 2011 at 8:30 am | Posted in Aviation Law | Leave a comment
by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty
The GAO has released a bid protest decision in B-404666, USA Jet Airlines, Inc.; Active Aero Group, Inc. (PDF). The decision states:
USA Jet Airlines, Inc. (USA Jet), of Belleville, Michigan, and Active Aero Group, Inc. (AAG), also of Belleville, protest the terms of request for proposals (RFP) No. DE-SOL-0001781, issued by the Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), for aircraft support and maintenance services. USA Jet argues that the solicitation fails to accurately describe the agency’s requirement, and in other respects limits competition by imposing requirements that do not reflect the needs of the DOE.
We sustain the USA Jet protest on one issue, and deny the remaining protest grounds.