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.

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Experience Requirement Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Landscapes Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest is denied where protester’s proposal was reasonably evaluated as unacceptable under experience evaluation factor. General Counsel PC Highlight: Landscapes Inc. protested the award to Davis Contracting of...

    Landscapes Inc., B-406835, September 10, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Landscapes Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest is denied where protester’s proposal was reasonably evaluated as unacceptable under experience evaluation factor. General Counsel PC Highlight: Landscapes Inc. protested the award to Davis Contracting of...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Remote Broadcast Services Agency: Department of Agriculture Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging agency’s evaluation of the protester’s quotation and award determination is denied where the record demonstrates that the evaluation was reasonable and consistent with the solicitation’s evaluation...

    Remote Broadcast Services, B-406833, September 7, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Remote Broadcast Services Agency: Department of Agriculture Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging agency’s evaluation of the protester’s quotation and award determination is denied where the record demonstrates that the evaluation was reasonable and consistent with the solicitation’s evaluation...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of agency’s evaluation of protester’s key personnel is denied where the record shows that the agency reasonably found that some of the protester’s key personnel failed to...

    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, B-406708, August 3, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of agency’s evaluation of protester’s key personnel is denied where the record shows that the agency reasonably found that some of the protester’s key personnel failed to...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Experience Requirement General Counsel P.C. Highlight: When a protester challenges an RFP specification as unduly restrictive, the procuring agency has the responsibility of establishing that the specification is reasonably necessary to meet its...

    Total Health Resources, B-403209, October 4, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Experience Requirement General Counsel P.C. Highlight: When a protester challenges an RFP specification as unduly restrictive, the procuring agency has the responsibility of establishing that the specification is reasonably necessary to meet its...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Experience Requirements General Counsel P.C. Highlight: An offeror that fails to meet the stated experience requirements is not acceptable for award. —————————————————————————————————————————– Jungang Automotive Company (Jungang) protests the rejection of its proposal under a...

    Jungang Automotive Company, B-402623.2, June 17, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Experience Requirements General Counsel P.C. Highlight: An offeror that fails to meet the stated experience requirements is not acceptable for award. —————————————————————————————————————————– Jungang Automotive Company (Jungang) protests the rejection of its proposal under a...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veteran Affairs Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Experience Requirements General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Generally, the experience of a technically qualified subcontractor may be used to satisfy definitive responsibility criteria relating to experience for a prospective prime contractor. An exception to the...

    J2A2 JV, LLC, B-401663.4, April 19, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veteran Affairs Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Experience Requirements General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Generally, the experience of a technically qualified subcontractor may be used to satisfy definitive responsibility criteria relating to experience for a prospective prime contractor. An exception to the...

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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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