Welcome to the weekly online journal focused entirely on GAO Bid Protests of Federal Government contract awards brought to you by the Government Contracts Practice Group at General Counsel, P.C.. This site will be updated at least once a week with analysis and summaries of the latest GAO Bid Protest decisions and information to help professionals and business owners make informed decisions on protesting a contract solicitation or award.

Search our archives past GAO protest decisions and come back often to keep up to date on the latest trends and legal decisions in Bid Protests. If you have questions about filing a Bid Protest or you were awarded a contract that has been protested, please contact the editor immediately as missing a filing deadline is the quickest way to lose your right to protest or defend your award.

Bias Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Re-Engineered Business Solutions, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s allegations of bias with regard to a former agency employee provide no basis to sustain the protest where the allegedly biased employee...

    Re-Engineered Business Solutions, Inc., B-405662.4, B-405662.5, September 19, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Re-Engineered Business Solutions, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s allegations of bias with regard to a former agency employee provide no basis to sustain the protest where the allegedly biased employee...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Interior Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Bias and Bad Faith in Evaluation General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Government officials are presumed to act in good faith, and a protester’s contention that contracting officials are motivated by bias or bad faith must...

    D’Andre Insurance Services, LLC, B-405046, July 21, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Interior Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Bias and Bad Faith in Evaluation General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Government officials are presumed to act in good faith, and a protester’s contention that contracting officials are motivated by bias or bad faith must...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Labor Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Evaluation Strengths and Weaknesses General Counsel P.C. Highlight: There is no legal requirement that an agency must award the highest possible rating, or the maximum point score, under an evaluation factor simply because the proposal...

    Career Innovations, LLC, B-404377.4, May 24, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Labor Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Evaluation Strengths and Weaknesses General Counsel P.C. Highlight: There is no legal requirement that an agency must award the highest possible rating, or the maximum point score, under an evaluation factor simply because the proposal...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Air Force Disposition:  Protest sustained in part, denied in part. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest that agency unreasonably determined that the awardee did not have a “biased ground rules” organizational conflict of interest is sustained where the record...

    L-3 Services, Inc., B-400134.11; B-400134.12, September 3, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Air Force Disposition:  Protest sustained in part, denied in part. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest that agency unreasonably determined that the awardee did not have a “biased ground rules” organizational conflict of interest is sustained where the record...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s assertion that awardee, the incumbent contractor, had improper organizational conflict of interest due to involvement in providing level of effort information for incorporation in solicitation is untimely where record shows...

    Raydar & Associates, Inc., B-401447, September 1, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s assertion that awardee, the incumbent contractor, had improper organizational conflict of interest due to involvement in providing level of effort information for incorporation in solicitation is untimely where record shows...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that successful vendor has an impermissible “biased ground rules” type of organizational conflict of interest is denied, where record shows that, contrary to protester’s assertion, former agency official working for...

    Detica, B-400523; B-400523.2, December 2, 2008

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that successful vendor has an impermissible “biased ground rules” type of organizational conflict of interest is denied, where record shows that, contrary to protester’s assertion, former agency official working for...

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