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.

Blanket Purchase Agreement Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Quasars, Inc. Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging the nonselection of a vendor for award of a blanket purchase agreement is denied, where quotation was lower rated and higher priced than selected vendors, and...

    Quasars, Inc., B-405747, December 7, 2011

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Quasars, Inc. Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging the nonselection of a vendor for award of a blanket purchase agreement is denied, where quotation was lower rated and higher priced than selected vendors, and...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Glotech, Inc. Agency: United States Agency for International Development; General Services Administration Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency failed to meaningfully consider price in issuing blanket purchase agreements under Federal Supply Schedule program involving a maximum of $900...

    Glotech, Inc., B-406761, B-406761.2, August 21, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Glotech, Inc. Agency: United States Agency for International Development; General Services Administration Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency failed to meaningfully consider price in issuing blanket purchase agreements under Federal Supply Schedule program involving a maximum of $900...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: NikSoft Systems Corporation Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In a procurement conducted under Federal Supply Schedule procedures, where a statement of work is included, protest that an agency improperly made upward adjustments to the protester’s level...

    NikSoft Systems Corporation, B-406179.2, August 14, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: NikSoft Systems Corporation Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In a procurement conducted under Federal Supply Schedule procedures, where a statement of work is included, protest that an agency improperly made upward adjustments to the protester’s level...

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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 Opinion Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Blanket purchase agreement, Meaningful discussions General Counsel P.C. Highlight: When an agency engages in discussions with a vendor, the discussions must be “meaningful,” that is, sufficiently detailed to lead the vendor into the areas...

    AINS, Inc., B-400760.4, B-400760.5, January 19, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Blanket purchase agreement, Meaningful discussions General Counsel P.C. Highlight: When an agency engages in discussions with a vendor, the discussions must be “meaningful,” that is, sufficiently detailed to lead the vendor into the areas...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In a procurement for the issuance of a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) under Federal Acquisition Regulation subpart 8.4 procedures for security guard services, protest that the ordering agency failed to evaluate...

    Deco Security Services, B-401024, April 22, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In a procurement for the issuance of a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) under Federal Acquisition Regulation subpart 8.4 procedures for security guard services, protest that the ordering agency failed to evaluate...

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