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.

Bid Protest Jurisdiction Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Colt Defense, LLC Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Dismissed. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: GAO will not resolve a dispute involving interpretation of a license agreement, even where the amount of the royalty fee under the agreement bears upon evaluation factors...

    Colt Defense, LLC, B-406696.2, November 16, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Colt Defense, LLC Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Dismissed. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: GAO will not resolve a dispute involving interpretation of a license agreement, even where the amount of the royalty fee under the agreement bears upon evaluation factors...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Crewzers Fire Crew Transport, Inc. Agency: Department of Agriculture Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: GAO has jurisdiction to decide a protest of an agency’s modification of the price evaluation formula stated in blanket purchase agreements (BPA) where the price evaluation...

    Crewzers Fire Crew Transport, Inc., B-406601, July 11, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Crewzers Fire Crew Transport, Inc. Agency: Department of Agriculture Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: GAO has jurisdiction to decide a protest of an agency’s modification of the price evaluation formula stated in blanket purchase agreements (BPA) where the price evaluation...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Serco Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1.  For purpose of determining GAO jurisdiction over challenge to award of task order, value of option to extend services under clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation § 52.217-8...

    Serco Inc., B-406061.1, B-406061.2, February 1, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Serco Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1.  For purpose of determining GAO jurisdiction over challenge to award of task order, value of option to extend services under clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation § 52.217-8...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Bid Protest Jurisdiction; Source Selection Decision General Counsel P.C. Highlight: A source selection decision must be in writing and made in accordance with the stated evaluation criteria. Without such a written determination, the decision is...

    Biblia, Inc., B-403006, September 13, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Bid Protest Jurisdiction; Source Selection Decision General Counsel P.C. Highlight: A source selection decision must be in writing and made in accordance with the stated evaluation criteria. Without such a written determination, the decision is...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    U.S. Army Materiel Command Disposition:  Protest dismissed. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: GAO does not have jurisdiction to consider protest challenging agency’s decision to issue three separate delivery orders for body armor plates where each of the delivery orders is valued below the...

    Armorworks Enterprises, LLC, B-401671.3, November 6, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    U.S. Army Materiel Command Disposition:  Protest dismissed. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: GAO does not have jurisdiction to consider protest challenging agency’s decision to issue three separate delivery orders for body armor plates where each of the delivery orders is valued below the...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest jurisdiction of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) extends to protest of a no-cost contractual agreement for the provision of lodging services to transient soldiers, as part of the Department...

    Armed Forces Hospitality, LLC, B-298978.2; B-298978.3, October 1, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest jurisdiction of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) extends to protest of a no-cost contractual agreement for the provision of lodging services to transient soldiers, as part of the Department...

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  • Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          National Aeronautics and Space Administration Disposition:  Protest dismissed. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Government Accountability Office will not consider protest by state licensing agency (SLA) challenging award of contract for manufacturing support and facilities operation at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) facility,...

    Louisiana State Department of Social Services, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, B-400912.2, July 1, 2009

    Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          National Aeronautics and Space Administration Disposition:  Protest dismissed. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Government Accountability Office will not consider protest by state licensing agency (SLA) challenging award of contract for manufacturing support and facilities operation at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) facility,...

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  • Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of Homeland Security Disposition:  Request granted. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Government Accountability Office has jurisdiction to hear protest of the award of a no-cost contract for provision of phone services to detainees in the custody of the Bureau of Immigration and...

    Public Communications Services, Inc.–Costs, B-400058.4, June 25, 2009

    Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of Homeland Security Disposition:  Request granted. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Government Accountability Office has jurisdiction to hear protest of the award of a no-cost contract for provision of phone services to detainees in the custody of the Bureau of Immigration and...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: United States Agency for International Development Disposition: Protest dismissed. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Government Accountability Office will not consider protest of an award of subcontract as “by” the government, where record shows that prime contractor had extensive involvement in conducting acquisition, including...

    Alatech Healthcare, LLC, B-400925; B-400925.2, March 9, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: United States Agency for International Development Disposition: Protest dismissed. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Government Accountability Office will not consider protest of an award of subcontract as “by” the government, where record shows that prime contractor had extensive involvement in conducting acquisition, including...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Transportation Disposition: Protests denied in part and dismissed in part. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably cancelled solicitation based on concerns, supported by the record, that the primary author of the solicitation’s statement of work and evaluation factors had a...

    e-Management Consultants, Inc.; Centech Group, Inc., B-400585.2; B-400585.3, February 3, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Transportation Disposition: Protests denied in part and dismissed in part. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably cancelled solicitation based on concerns, supported by the record, that the primary author of the solicitation’s statement of work and evaluation factors had a...

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