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.

Clearly Meritorious Protest Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Request denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the request of Rite-Solutions, Inc. that it be reimbursed costs incurred in filing and pursuing a protest challenging the Department of the Navy’s award of a contract pursuant...

    Rite-Solutions, Inc.–Costs, B-407920.3, June 27, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Request denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the request of Rite-Solutions, Inc. that it be reimbursed costs incurred in filing and pursuing a protest challenging the Department of the Navy’s award of a contract pursuant...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: URS Federal Services, Inc. Agency: Internal Revenue Service Disposition: Request Granted in Part, Denied in Part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: GAO will recommend that agency reimburse protester for the costs of filing and pursuing its protest, where the agency did not take...

    URS Federal Services, Inc. – Costs, B-406140.4, July 17, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: URS Federal Services, Inc. Agency: Internal Revenue Service Disposition: Request Granted in Part, Denied in Part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: GAO will recommend that agency reimburse protester for the costs of filing and pursuing its protest, where the agency did not take...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Blackstone Consulting, Inc. Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Request for Reimbursement Granted. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: GAO recommends reimbursement of the costs of filing and pursuing protest challenging agency’s failure to evaluate firm’s past performance questionnaires as part of the...

    Blackstone Consulting, Inc., B-405909.2, January 31, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Blackstone Consulting, Inc. Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Request for Reimbursement Granted. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: GAO recommends reimbursement of the costs of filing and pursuing protest challenging agency’s failure to evaluate firm’s past performance questionnaires as part of the...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kingdomware Technologies Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Request Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester is not entitled to reimbursement of protest costs after agency took corrective action where protest was not clearly meritorious. General Counsel PC Highlight:  Kingdomware Technologies Inc....

    Kingdomware Technologies – Costs, B-406228.2, May 10, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kingdomware Technologies Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Request Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester is not entitled to reimbursement of protest costs after agency took corrective action where protest was not clearly meritorious. General Counsel PC Highlight:  Kingdomware Technologies Inc....

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: ARINC Engineering Services, LLC Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest was not clearly meritorious, and reimbursement of protest costs following agency corrective action therefore is not warranted, where additional record development and substantial further analysis would...

    ARINC Engineering Services, LLC, B-405731.3, March 28, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: ARINC Engineering Services, LLC Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest was not clearly meritorious, and reimbursement of protest costs following agency corrective action therefore is not warranted, where additional record development and substantial further analysis would...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: InfraMap Corporation Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Request Denied _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest was not clearly meritorious, and reimbursement of protest costs following agency corrective action therefore is not warranted, where additional record development and substantial further analysis would have...

    InfraMap Corporation – Costs, B-406167.3, March 26, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: InfraMap Corporation Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Request Denied _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest was not clearly meritorious, and reimbursement of protest costs following agency corrective action therefore is not warranted, where additional record development and substantial further analysis would have...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: United States Agency for International Development Disposition: Request denied. Keywords: Corrective Action; Protest Costs; Clearly Meritorious Protest General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO may recommend reimbursement of protest costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, if GAO determines that the agency unduly delayed taking corrective action in the face...

    Iron Vine Security, LLC — Costs, B-403578.3, April 15, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: United States Agency for International Development Disposition: Request denied. Keywords: Corrective Action; Protest Costs; Clearly Meritorious Protest General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO may recommend reimbursement of protest costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, if GAO determines that the agency unduly delayed taking corrective action in the face...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Request denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Decision: Where agency took corrective action following submission of an agency report responding to the protests, request that Government Accountability Office recommend reimbursement of protest costs is denied where protest grounds, though...

    Triple Canopy, Inc.–Costs, B-310566.9; B-400437.4, March 25, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Request denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Decision: Where agency took corrective action following submission of an agency report responding to the protests, request that Government Accountability Office recommend reimbursement of protest costs is denied where protest grounds, though...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Request denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Decision: Request that the Government Accountability Office recommend reimbursement of protest costs is denied where the initial protest grounds were not clearly meritorious and the agency did not unduly delay taking corrective...

    Intercontinental Construction Contracting, Inc.–Costs, B-400729.3, March 4, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Request denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Decision: Request that the Government Accountability Office recommend reimbursement of protest costs is denied where the initial protest grounds were not clearly meritorious and the agency did not unduly delay taking corrective...

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