GAO Denies ACADEMI Protest of DOS Task Order Awards to DECO

ACADEMI Training Center, LLC dba Constellis (ACADEMI) protested the issuance of two task orders to DECO, Inc., of Champlin, Minnesota, by the Department of State under request for proposals (RFP) No. SAQMMA17R0163 for antiterrorism training to foreign law enforcement and civilian government officials worldwide.

ACADEMI contended that the solicitation contained a latent ambiguity that resulted in the agency unreasonably finding its task order proposals ineligible for award, and further argued that the agency abused its discretion by failing to conduct discussions.

GAO denied the protest.