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Certification Requirements Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Homeland Security Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of e-Management, based on the exclusion of its proposal from the competitive range under a request for proposals (RFP) issued by the Department of Homeland Security,...

    e-Management, B-407980; B-407980.2, May 2, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Homeland Security Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of e-Management, based on the exclusion of its proposal from the competitive range under a request for proposals (RFP) issued by the Department of Homeland Security,...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Intelligent Investments, Inc. Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s challenge to awardee’s compliance with locality set-aside provision of solicitation is denied where contracting officer had substantial information that awardee complied with provision. Agency properly found...

    Intelligent Investments, Inc., B-406347, B-406347.2, April 27, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Intelligent Investments, Inc. Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s challenge to awardee’s compliance with locality set-aside provision of solicitation is denied where contracting officer had substantial information that awardee complied with provision. Agency properly found...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: ASPEC Engineering Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of rejection of proposal as technically unacceptable is denied where record shows the evaluation was reasonable and consistent with the terms of the solicitation. General Counsel...

    ASPEC Engineering, B-406423, May 22, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: ASPEC Engineering Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of rejection of proposal as technically unacceptable is denied where record shows the evaluation was reasonable and consistent with the terms of the solicitation. General Counsel...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Transportation Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Certification Requirements General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Where a protester challenges an agency’s evaluation resulting in the rejection of its proposal as unacceptable, GAO’s review is limited to considering whether the evaluation is reasonable and consistent...

    Camden Shipping Corporation, B-402743.2, November 5, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Transportation Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Certification Requirements General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Where a protester challenges an agency’s evaluation resulting in the rejection of its proposal as unacceptable, GAO’s review is limited to considering whether the evaluation is reasonable and consistent...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Transportation Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Certification Requirements General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Where a protester challenges an agency’s evaluation resulting in the rejection of its proposal as unacceptable, GAO’s review is limited to considering whether the evaluation is reasonable and consistent...

    Camden Shipping Corporation, B-402743.2, November 5, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Transportation Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Certification Requirements General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Where a protester challenges an agency’s evaluation resulting in the rejection of its proposal as unacceptable, GAO’s review is limited to considering whether the evaluation is reasonable and consistent...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest dismissed in part, denied in part. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest alleging that awardee’s proposal for aircraft and pilot to support military parachute training was unacceptable is denied where record shows that awardee’s proposal was...

    Palm Beach Aviation, Inc., B-401450; B-401450.2; B-401516, August 28, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest dismissed in part, denied in part. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest alleging that awardee’s proposal for aircraft and pilot to support military parachute training was unacceptable is denied where record shows that awardee’s proposal was...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest sustained. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest against solicitation requirement that telecommunications equipment be certified by the Joint Interoperability Test Command at the time of submission of quotations is sustained where the record does not establish that...

    SMARTnet, Inc., B-400651.2, January 27, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest sustained. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest against solicitation requirement that telecommunications equipment be certified by the Joint Interoperability Test Command at the time of submission of quotations is sustained where the record does not establish that...

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