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.

Construction Design-Build Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protests denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight:  GAO denied the protest of Nan, Inc. regarding the award of three multiple-award contracts to P&S Construction, Inc., under a request for proposals (RFP), which was issued by the Department...

    Nan Inc., B-407718; B-407718.2, January 29, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protests denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight:  GAO denied the protest of Nan, Inc. regarding the award of three multiple-award contracts to P&S Construction, Inc., under a request for proposals (RFP), which was issued by the Department...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Johnson Controls, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In procurement conducted under two-phase design-build selection procedures, protest of agency’s decision to eliminate protester’s phase 1 proposal from further competition is denied where...

    Johnson Controls, Inc., B-407337, November 20, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Johnson Controls, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In procurement conducted under two-phase design-build selection procedures, protest of agency’s decision to eliminate protester’s phase 1 proposal from further competition is denied where...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: U.S. Coast Guard Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Construction Design-Build; Discussions General Counsel P.C. Highlight: It is a fundamental precept of negotiated procurements that discussions, when conducted, must be meaningful, equitable, and not misleading. —————————————————————————————————————————– The U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) issued a...

    AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc., B-401961; B-401961.2, December 22, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: U.S. Coast Guard Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Construction Design-Build; Discussions General Counsel P.C. Highlight: It is a fundamental precept of negotiated procurements that discussions, when conducted, must be meaningful, equitable, and not misleading. —————————————————————————————————————————– The U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) issued a...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Disposition: Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In design-build acquisition for construction of new, complete multi-story military housing facility, agency reasonably excluded protester’s proposal from further consideration based on its finding that firm’s experience was limited to renovation,...

    CTI-NAN JV, LLC, B-400979, April 6, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Disposition: Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In design-build acquisition for construction of new, complete multi-story military housing facility, agency reasonably excluded protester’s proposal from further consideration based on its finding that firm’s experience was limited to renovation,...

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