August 5th Bid Protest Weekly - Weekly Summary of GAO Bid Protest Decisions


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1. Photonics Optics Tech, Inc., B-402967, July 28, 2010

Link: GAO Opinion

Agency: Department of Air Force

Disposition: Protest denied.

Keywords: SBIR

General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Where an agency is conducting an SBIR procurement, it has substantial discretion to determine whether it will fund a proposal. In light of such discretion, GAO's review of an SBIR procurement is limited to determining whether the agency violated any applicable regulations or solicitation provisions, or acted in bad faith.

Photonics Optics Tech, Inc. (Photonics) protests a Department of Air Force (Air Force) decision not to fund its Phase II proposal under the Department of Defense's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

The SBIR solicitation lists research topics and has three phases: Phase I, to determine the scientific, tech

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