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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Fixed Price Contract Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Beyel Brothers, Inc. Agency: Department of the Navy Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that the awardee’s proposed fuel price was unrealistically low fails to state a valid basis for protest where the solicitation provided for the award of fixed-price...

    Beyel Brothers, Inc., B-406640, B-406640.2, July 18, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Beyel Brothers, Inc. Agency: Department of the Navy Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that the awardee’s proposed fuel price was unrealistically low fails to state a valid basis for protest where the solicitation provided for the award of fixed-price...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: CC Distributors, Inc. Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest Agency reasonably evaluated the awardee’s past performance as excellent/high confidence, where agency considered the awardee’s and its proposed subcontractor’s history of relevant past performance and the...

    CC Distributors, Inc., B-406450, B-406450.2, May 25, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: CC Distributors, Inc. Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest Agency reasonably evaluated the awardee’s past performance as excellent/high confidence, where agency considered the awardee’s and its proposed subcontractor’s history of relevant past performance and the...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging an agency’s determination that the awardee’s fixed price was realistic is denied, where the agency compared the awardee’s low price to the...

    Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC, B-406136, B-406136.2, February 15, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging an agency’s determination that the awardee’s fixed price was realistic is denied, where the agency compared the awardee’s low price to the...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: People’s Accident Information Service, Inc., d/b/a Securit Agency: Smithsonian Institution Disposition: Protest Denied. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________  GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly failed to evaluate offerors’ proposed prices to determine whether they understood the requirements of the solicitation is denied where the protester...

    People’s Accident Information Service, Inc., d/b/a Securit, B-404211, January 18, 2011

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: People’s Accident Information Service, Inc., d/b/a Securit Agency: Smithsonian Institution Disposition: Protest Denied. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________  GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly failed to evaluate offerors’ proposed prices to determine whether they understood the requirements of the solicitation is denied where the protester...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest denied. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:  Protest that agency misevaluated protester’s quotation under key personnel and professional staff factor is denied where record shows evaluation was unobjectionable. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: ITT first asserts that the...

    ITT Electronic Systems Radar, Reconnaissance & Acoustic Systems, B-405608, December 5, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest denied. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:  Protest that agency misevaluated protester’s quotation under key personnel and professional staff factor is denied where record shows evaluation was unobjectionable. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: ITT first asserts that the...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Defense Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Price Realism; Fixed Price Contract General Counsel P.C. Highlight: An agency may, in its discretion, provide for a price realism analysis for the purpose of assessing whether an offeror’s price is so low as to...

    Analytic Strategies, B-404840, May 5, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Defense Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Price Realism; Fixed Price Contract General Counsel P.C. Highlight: An agency may, in its discretion, provide for a price realism analysis for the purpose of assessing whether an offeror’s price is so low as to...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Defense Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Fixed Price Contract General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Where a solicitation requests proposals on a fixed-price basis, a price offer that is conditional and not firm cannot be considered for award. —————————————————————————————————————————– Solers, Inc. protests the...

    Solers, Inc., B-404032.3; B-404032.4, April 6, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Defense Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Fixed Price Contract General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Where a solicitation requests proposals on a fixed-price basis, a price offer that is conditional and not firm cannot be considered for award. —————————————————————————————————————————– Solers, Inc. protests the...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agencies: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest dismissed. Keywords: Interested party; firm fixed-price proposal —————————————————————————————————————————– Philips Healthcare Informatics (PHI) protested the award of a commercial item contract to AGFA HealthCare Corporation (AGFA) by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) under a request...

    Philips Healthcare Informatics, B-400733.8, B-400733.11, B-400733.13, December 2, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agencies: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest dismissed. Keywords: Interested party; firm fixed-price proposal —————————————————————————————————————————– Philips Healthcare Informatics (PHI) protested the award of a commercial item contract to AGFA HealthCare Corporation (AGFA) by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) under a request...

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