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.

Debriefing Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Agriculture Disposition:  Protest denied. Keywords:   meaningful discussions; debriefing; unfair competitive advantage General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Next Tier Concepts, Inc., based on the Department of Agriculture’s issuance of a delivery order to Emagine IT, Inc.,...

    Next Tier Concepts, Inc., B-406620.3; B-406620.4, November 13, 2012

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Agriculture Disposition:  Protest denied. Keywords:   meaningful discussions; debriefing; unfair competitive advantage General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Next Tier Concepts, Inc., based on the Department of Agriculture’s issuance of a delivery order to Emagine IT, Inc.,...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Millennium Space Systems, Inc. Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Dismissed in Part; Denied in Part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: A debriefing provided in a procurement conducted as a Broad Agency Announcement pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) § 6.102(d)(2)...

    Millennium Space Systems, Inc., B-406771, August 17, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Millennium Space Systems, Inc. Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Dismissed in Part; Denied in Part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: A debriefing provided in a procurement conducted as a Broad Agency Announcement pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) § 6.102(d)(2)...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: McKissack-URS Partners, JV Agency: Department of Labor Disposition: Protest Dismissed. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: A debriefing provided pursuant to an architect-engineer procurement conducted under the Brooks Act, 40 U.S.C. §§ 1102-1104 (2006), does not fall within the exception to our general timeliness...

    McKissack-URS Partners, JV, B-406849.2, B-406849.3, B-406849.4, May 22, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: McKissack-URS Partners, JV Agency: Department of Labor Disposition: Protest Dismissed. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: A debriefing provided pursuant to an architect-engineer procurement conducted under the Brooks Act, 40 U.S.C. §§ 1102-1104 (2006), does not fall within the exception to our general timeliness...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Military Sealift Command Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Best value; Proposal Detail; Debriefing General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Offerors bear the burden of submitting adequately written proposals. With some exceptions not applicable here, contracting agencies are not obligated to go in search of...

    Keystone Sealift Services, Inc., B-401526.3, April 13, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Military Sealift Command Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Best value; Proposal Detail; Debriefing General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Offerors bear the burden of submitting adequately written proposals. With some exceptions not applicable here, contracting agencies are not obligated to go in search of...

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  • Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of Health and Human Services Disposition:  Protest dismissed in part, denied in part. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:  1. Post-award protest challenging agency’s elimination of proposal for region-wide consortium approach that was filed more than 3 months after protester received notice of...

    University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute, B-400870.3, July 15, 2009

    Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of Health and Human Services Disposition:  Protest dismissed in part, denied in part. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:  1. Post-award protest challenging agency’s elimination of proposal for region-wide consortium approach that was filed more than 3 months after protester received notice of...

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