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.

Certificate of Competency (COC) Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: EcoAnalysts, Inc. Agency: Environmental Protection Agency Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Where protester’s proposal, on its face, indicated that it would not comply with subcontracting limitation included in the solicitation, which required that at least 50 percent of the cost...

    EcoAnalysts, Inc., B-406233, March 19, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: EcoAnalysts, Inc. Agency: Environmental Protection Agency Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Where protester’s proposal, on its face, indicated that it would not comply with subcontracting limitation included in the solicitation, which required that at least 50 percent of the cost...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Orion Technology, Inc. Agency: Small Business Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Contracting officer reasonably declined to revisit protester’s non-responsibility following the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) refusal to issue a certificate of competency (COC) where the only new information consisted...

    Orion Technology, Inc., B-405970, January 13, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Orion Technology, Inc. Agency: Small Business Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Contracting officer reasonably declined to revisit protester’s non-responsibility following the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) refusal to issue a certificate of competency (COC) where the only new information consisted...

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