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.

Compliance Archive

  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Compliance with laws; contract administration General Counsel P.C. Highlight: General solicitation provisions requiring the contractor to comply with the requirements of federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations do not require that an...

    Freedom Scientific, Inc., B-401173.3, May 4, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Compliance with laws; contract administration General Counsel P.C. Highlight: General solicitation provisions requiring the contractor to comply with the requirements of federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations do not require that an...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agencies: Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration Disposition: Protest Sustained. Keywords: DCAA Audit, Compliance, Cost Accounting System General Counsel, P.C. Highlight: An agency’s evaluation must be reasonable and consistent with the evaluation criteria. An agency’s evaluation is unreasonable if the contemporaneous record...

    McKissack+Delcan JV II, B-401973.2, B-401973.4, January 13, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agencies: Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration Disposition: Protest Sustained. Keywords: DCAA Audit, Compliance, Cost Accounting System General Counsel, P.C. Highlight: An agency’s evaluation must be reasonable and consistent with the evaluation criteria. An agency’s evaluation is unreasonable if the contemporaneous record...

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  • Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Agency properly accepted a quotation that complied with the solicitation’s requirements, where there was no significant countervailing evidence reasonably known to the agency evaluators that should have created doubt as...

    Spectrum Systems, Inc., B-401130, May 13, 2009

    Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Agency properly accepted a quotation that complied with the solicitation’s requirements, where there was no significant countervailing evidence reasonably known to the agency evaluators that should have created doubt as...

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