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.

Evaluation Criteria Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Air Force Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Alpha-Omega Change Engineering, Inc. (AOCE), based on the rejection of its proposal and the award of contracts to Intecon, LLC and S4, Inc. under...

    Alpha-Omega Change Engineering, Inc., B-406730, August 17, 2012

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Air Force Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Alpha-Omega Change Engineering, Inc. (AOCE), based on the rejection of its proposal and the award of contracts to Intecon, LLC and S4, Inc. under...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Exelis Systems Corporation Agency: Department of State Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:  Protest challenging the evaluation of offerors’ proposed staffing is sustained where the agency did not reasonably evaluate the offerors’ proposals in accordance with solicitation’s staffing plan subfactor. Protest...

    Exelis Systems Corporation, B-407111, B-407111.2, B-407111.3, B-407111.4, November 13, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Exelis Systems Corporation Agency: Department of State Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:  Protest challenging the evaluation of offerors’ proposed staffing is sustained where the agency did not reasonably evaluate the offerors’ proposals in accordance with solicitation’s staffing plan subfactor. Protest...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army, Army Material Command Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency held defective discussions is denied where agency did not hold discussions with either offeror, did not invite either offeror to revise...

    Pinnacle Solutions, Inc., B-406998, B-406998.2, October 16, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army, Army Material Command Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency held defective discussions is denied where agency did not hold discussions with either offeror, did not invite either offeror to revise...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kingdomware Technologies Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Cancellation of a FedBid buy after receipt of bids or quotations was reasonable, where the solicitation did not clearly inform vendors as to the nature of the procurement...

    Kingdomware Technologies, B-406966.3, November 27, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kingdomware Technologies Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Cancellation of a FedBid buy after receipt of bids or quotations was reasonable, where the solicitation did not clearly inform vendors as to the nature of the procurement...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Six3 Systems, Inc. Agency: Defense Intelligence Agency Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency unreasonably and unequally evaluated proposals is denied where record reflects that evaluation was reasonable and consistent with solicitation’s evaluation criteria and that differences in evaluation...

    Six3 Systems, Inc., B-405942.4, B-405942.8, November 2, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Six3 Systems, Inc. Agency: Defense Intelligence Agency Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency unreasonably and unequally evaluated proposals is denied where record reflects that evaluation was reasonable and consistent with solicitation’s evaluation criteria and that differences in evaluation...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: SENTEL Corporation Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging an agency’s evaluation and selection decision is denied where the record demonstrates that the evaluation and selection decision were reasonable and consistent with the solicitation’s evaluation...

    SENTEL Corporation, B-407060, B-407060.2, October 26, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: SENTEL Corporation Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging an agency’s evaluation and selection decision is denied where the record demonstrates that the evaluation and selection decision were reasonable and consistent with the solicitation’s evaluation...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: NSR Solutions, Inc. Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that the protester is entitled to a higher past performance rating is denied where the agency’s evaluation was reasonable and in accordance with solicitation’s evaluation...

    NSR Solutions, Inc., B-406894, September 20, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: NSR Solutions, Inc. Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that the protester is entitled to a higher past performance rating is denied where the agency’s evaluation was reasonable and in accordance with solicitation’s evaluation...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: HydroGeoLogic, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency used unstated criteria to evaluate proposals is denied where allegedly unstated criteria were reasonably related to, and logically encompassed by, the stated criteria. Agency reasonably...

    HydroGeoLogic, Inc., B-406635, B-406635.2, B-406635.3, B-406635.4, July 25, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: HydroGeoLogic, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency used unstated criteria to evaluate proposals is denied where allegedly unstated criteria were reasonably related to, and logically encompassed by, the stated criteria. Agency reasonably...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: The Clay Group, LLC Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging agency’s procurement of bathroom paper products is sustained where the record reflects that the evaluation methodology utilized by the agency was inconsistent with the...

    The Clay Group, LLC, B-406647, B-406647.2, July 30, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: The Clay Group, LLC Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging agency’s procurement of bathroom paper products is sustained where the record reflects that the evaluation methodology utilized by the agency was inconsistent with the...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Phair Security Solutions, Inc. Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency’s determination that the awardee’s proposal represented the best value to the government is unobjectionable where the agency’s determination and selection were consistent with the...

    Phair Security Solutions, Inc., B-406566, May 31, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Phair Security Solutions, Inc. Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency’s determination that the awardee’s proposal represented the best value to the government is unobjectionable where the agency’s determination and selection were consistent with the...

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