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.

Documentation of Evaluation Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight:  GAO denies the protest of Crown Agents USA, Inc., regarding the exclusion of its proposal from the competitive range under a request for proposals (RFP), issued by...

    Crown Agents USA, Inc, B-407748, February 6, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight:  GAO denies the protest of Crown Agents USA, Inc., regarding the exclusion of its proposal from the competitive range under a request for proposals (RFP), issued by...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: NikSoft Systems Corporation Agency: Department of the Treasury Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably concluded that protester’s responses to agency’s discussions questions introduced risk regarding the level of resources that protester was committing to perform the fixed-price portion of...

    NikSoft Systems Corporation, B-407195, B-407195.2, November 27, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: NikSoft Systems Corporation Agency: Department of the Treasury Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably concluded that protester’s responses to agency’s discussions questions introduced risk regarding the level of resources that protester was committing to perform the fixed-price portion of...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: NikSoft Systems Corporation Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In a procurement conducted under Federal Supply Schedule procedures, where a statement of work is included, protest that an agency improperly made upward adjustments to the protester’s level...

    NikSoft Systems Corporation, B-406179.2, August 14, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: NikSoft Systems Corporation Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In a procurement conducted under Federal Supply Schedule procedures, where a statement of work is included, protest that an agency improperly made upward adjustments to the protester’s level...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Phillips Healthcare Informatics Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Final proposal revision is late where it was received by the agency after the time set for submission. Protest that agency’s evaluation of past performance was unreasonable...

    Phillips Healthcare Informatics, B-405382.2, B-405382.3, B-405382.4, May 14, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Phillips Healthcare Informatics Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Final proposal revision is late where it was received by the agency after the time set for submission. Protest that agency’s evaluation of past performance was unreasonable...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Clark/Foulger-Pratt JV Agency: Department of State Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In a negotiated procurement which provided for award on a best value basis, a source selection official’s (SSA) selection of a lower-priced proposal over a higher rated proposal on...

    Clark/Foulger-Pratt JV, B-406627, B-406627.2, July 23, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Clark/Foulger-Pratt JV Agency: Department of State Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In a negotiated procurement which provided for award on a best value basis, a source selection official’s (SSA) selection of a lower-priced proposal over a higher rated proposal on...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest asserting that the agency failed to reasonably evaluate the protester’s technical proposal is denied where the record shows the agency’s evaluation was...

    General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Inc., B-405671, December 14, 2011

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest asserting that the agency failed to reasonably evaluate the protester’s technical proposal is denied where the record shows the agency’s evaluation was...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Guident Technologies, Inc. Agency: Defense Information Systems Agency Disposition: Protest Denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that awardee had an unmitigated impaired objectivity organizational conflict of interest was timely filed after the agency selected the awardee for award, notwithstanding the fact that...

    Guident Technologies, Inc., B-405112.3, June 4, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Guident Technologies, Inc. Agency: Defense Information Systems Agency Disposition: Protest Denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that awardee had an unmitigated impaired objectivity organizational conflict of interest was timely filed after the agency selected the awardee for award, notwithstanding the fact that...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: SGT, Inc. Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency misevaluated awardee’s proposal is denied where record shows that agency’s evaluation was reasonable and consistent with the solicitation’s evaluation scheme. Protest that agency disparately...

    SGT, Inc., B-405736, B-405736.2, December 27, 2011

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: SGT, Inc. Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency misevaluated awardee’s proposal is denied where record shows that agency’s evaluation was reasonable and consistent with the solicitation’s evaluation scheme. Protest that agency disparately...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: ITT Systems Corporation Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Sustained. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency misevaluated proposals for a cost reimbursement contract is sustained where the record shows that there was no logical connection between the agency’s technical evaluation...

    ITT Systems Corporation, B-405865, B-405865.2, January 6, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: ITT Systems Corporation Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Sustained. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency misevaluated proposals for a cost reimbursement contract is sustained where the record shows that there was no logical connection between the agency’s technical evaluation...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    General Services Administration Disposition:  Protests denied. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  GAO Digest: 1. Protest that the agency failed to consider both the variety and quantity of amenities offered under the access to amenities subfactor in a lease procurement is denied, where the variety and...

    King Farm Associates, LLC; One Largo Metro LLC; Metroview Development Holdings, LLC, B-404896.10; B-404896.11; B-404896.12; B-404896.13; B-404896.14, December 5, 2011

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    General Services Administration Disposition:  Protests denied. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  GAO Digest: 1. Protest that the agency failed to consider both the variety and quantity of amenities offered under the access to amenities subfactor in a lease procurement is denied, where the variety and...

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