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.

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Bid Bond Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: BCI Construction USA, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Where an invitation for bids required the submission of a bid guarantee, agency properly rejected protester’s bid as nonresponsive where protester’s bid bond listed an incorrect...

    BCI Construction USA, Inc., B-407451, December 4, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: BCI Construction USA, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Where an invitation for bids required the submission of a bid guarantee, agency properly rejected protester’s bid as nonresponsive where protester’s bid bond listed an incorrect...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Bob Cummins Construction Company Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s proposal was properly rejected where agency reasonably determined that the bid guarantee was defective because the surety may not be liable in the event...

    Bob Cummins Construction Company, B-406812.2, August 28, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Bob Cummins Construction Company Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s proposal was properly rejected where agency reasonably determined that the bid guarantee was defective because the surety may not be liable in the event...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Capture, LLC Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s bid bond was properly rejected where the protester attached a letter to the bid bond stating that the surety’s support for the protester was contingent upon a...

    Capture, LLC, B-406284, March 23, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Capture, LLC Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s bid bond was properly rejected where the protester attached a letter to the bid bond stating that the surety’s support for the protester was contingent upon a...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Lost Proposal Bid Bond General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Agencies have a fundamental obligation to have procedures in place to receive submissions from competitors under a solicitation, to reasonably safeguard submissions received, and to fairly...

    Islands Mechanical Contractor, Inc., B-404275, January 24, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Lost Proposal Bid Bond General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Agencies have a fundamental obligation to have procedures in place to receive submissions from competitors under a solicitation, to reasonably safeguard submissions received, and to fairly...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Bid Bond; IFB General Counsel P.C. Highlight: The sufficiency of a bid bond depends on whether the surety is clearly bound by its terms. A bid bond that names a principal different from the...

    Hostetter, Keach & Cassada Construction, LLC, B-403329, October 15, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Bid Bond; IFB General Counsel P.C. Highlight: The sufficiency of a bid bond depends on whether the surety is clearly bound by its terms. A bid bond that names a principal different from the...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agencies: U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Bid bond General Counsel, P.C. Highlight: Where an IFB requires an original bid bond, a bid that includes a copy of the bond issued by the surety with an original principal...

    Excel Building & Development Corporation, B-401955, December 23, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agencies: U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Bid bond General Counsel, P.C. Highlight: Where an IFB requires an original bid bond, a bid that includes a copy of the bond issued by the surety with an original principal...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Bid bond —————————————————————————————————————————– The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was found to have properly rejected the bid of a joint venture that submitted a bid bond that was executed by a corporation, when...

    BW JV1, LLC, B-401841, December 4, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Bid bond —————————————————————————————————————————– The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was found to have properly rejected the bid of a joint venture that submitted a bid bond that was executed by a corporation, when...

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