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.

Cost Realism Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of George G. Sharp, Inc. (Sharp) based on the award of a contract to Global, A 1st Flagship Company (Global), by the Department of the Navy, under...

    George G. Sharp, Inc., B-408306, August 5, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of George G. Sharp, Inc. (Sharp) based on the award of a contract to Global, A 1st Flagship Company (Global), by the Department of the Navy, under...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Science Applications International Corporation, Inc. (SAIC) regarding the issuance of a task order to SRA International, Inc., under a request for proposals (RFP), issued by...

    Science Applications International Corporation, Inc., B-408270; B-408270.2, August 5, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Science Applications International Corporation, Inc. (SAIC) regarding the issuance of a task order to SRA International, Inc., under a request for proposals (RFP), issued by...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Homeland Security Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of ABSG Consulting, Inc. (ABSG), a small business, regarding the award of a contract to Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. (BAH), by the Department of Homeland Security,...

    ABSG Consulting, Inc., B-407956; B-407956.2, April 18, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Homeland Security Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of ABSG Consulting, Inc. (ABSG), a small business, regarding the award of a contract to Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. (BAH), by the Department of Homeland Security,...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denies the protest of Wyle Laboratories, Inc., based on the issuance of a task order to Imagine One Technology & Management, Ltd., under a task order request for proposals...

    Wyle Laboratories, Inc., B-407784, February 19, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denies the protest of Wyle Laboratories, Inc., based on the issuance of a task order to Imagine One Technology & Management, Ltd., under a task order request for proposals...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Health and Human Services   Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight:  GAO denied the protest of Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS), based on the award of a contract to National Government Services, Inc. (NGS), under a request for...

    Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation, B-401068.14; B-401068.15, January 16, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Health and Human Services   Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight:  GAO denied the protest of Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS), based on the award of a contract to National Government Services, Inc. (NGS), under a request for...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Health and Human Services Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Noridian Administrative Services, LLC (NAS), regarding the award of a contract to National Government Services, Inc., under a request for proposals (RFP), issued...

    Noridian Administrative Services, LLC, B-401068.13, January 16, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Health and Human Services Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Noridian Administrative Services, LLC (NAS), regarding the award of a contract to National Government Services, Inc., under a request for proposals (RFP), issued...

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  • Link:  GAO Decision Protestor:  American Technical Services, Inc. Agency:  Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:  Protest that the agency performed an unreasonable cost realism analysis is denied where the record shows that the agency reasonably relied on indirect cost rate data that was provided by...

    American Technical Services, Inc., B-407168, B-407168.2, November 21, 2012

    Link:  GAO Decision Protestor:  American Technical Services, Inc. Agency:  Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:  Protest that the agency performed an unreasonable cost realism analysis is denied where the record shows that the agency reasonably relied on indirect cost rate data that was provided by...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Science Applications International Corporation Agency: Department of the Navy Disposition: Protest Denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency performed an unreasonable cost realism analysis is denied where agency reasonably concluded that the awardee could hire qualified personnel at its proposed labor...

    Science Applications International Corporation, B-406460, B-406460.2, June 7, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Science Applications International Corporation Agency: Department of the Navy Disposition: Protest Denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency performed an unreasonable cost realism analysis is denied where agency reasonably concluded that the awardee could hire qualified personnel at its proposed labor...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: L-3 Services, Inc. Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:       1.            Protest challenging agency’s cost realism evaluation of protester’s proposal is denied where the record demonstrates that the agency’s conclusions were reasonable.       2.            Protest...

    L-3 Services, Inc., B-406292, April 2, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: L-3 Services, Inc. Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:       1.            Protest challenging agency’s cost realism evaluation of protester’s proposal is denied where the record demonstrates that the agency’s conclusions were reasonable.       2.            Protest...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: KPMG LLP Agency: Central Intelligence Agency Disposition: Protest Sustained. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency conducted misleading discussions where it advised protester during discussions that it should provide resumes for all proposed personnel for the lifespan of the contract, but now asserts that...

    KPMG LLP, B-406409, B-406409.2, B-406409.3, B-406409.4, May 21, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: KPMG LLP Agency: Central Intelligence Agency Disposition: Protest Sustained. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency conducted misleading discussions where it advised protester during discussions that it should provide resumes for all proposed personnel for the lifespan of the contract, but now asserts that...

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