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.

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    United States Coast Guard Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Phoenix Group of Virginia, Inc., regarding the establishment of a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with the McHenry Management Group, under a request for quotations (RFQ),...

    Phoenix Group of Virginia, Inc., B-407852, March 12, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    United States Coast Guard Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Phoenix Group of Virginia, Inc., regarding the establishment of a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with the McHenry Management Group, under a request for quotations (RFQ),...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of LS3 Technologies Inc. based on the award of a task order to Electrosoft Services, Inc. under a request for quotations (RFQ), issued by the Department...

    LS3 Technologies Inc., B-407459; B-407459.2, January 7, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of LS3 Technologies Inc. based on the award of a task order to Electrosoft Services, Inc. under a request for quotations (RFQ), issued by the Department...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kingdomware Technologies Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Cancellation of request for quotations (RFQ) issued on a brand name or equal basis was proper where the RFQ failed to list any salient characteristics for use in...

    Kingdomware Technologies, B-407389, December 4, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kingdomware Technologies Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Cancellation of request for quotations (RFQ) issued on a brand name or equal basis was proper where the RFQ failed to list any salient characteristics for use in...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Impact Resource Technologies Agency: United States Marine Corps Disposition: Protest Denied _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of agency’s time extension for the receipt of quotations following a solicitation amendment is denied where the protester has not shown the extension to be unreasonable....

    Impact Resource Technologies, B-407259.2, December 4, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Impact Resource Technologies Agency: United States Marine Corps Disposition: Protest Denied _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of agency’s time extension for the receipt of quotations following a solicitation amendment is denied where the protester has not shown the extension to be unreasonable....

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Hi-Tech Bed Systems Corporation Agency: Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency conducting competition among Federal Supply Schedule vendors should have rejected successful vendor’s quotation because, although the vendor’s revised quotation complied...

    Hi-Tech Bed Systems Corporation, B-406925, September 27, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Hi-Tech Bed Systems Corporation Agency: Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency conducting competition among Federal Supply Schedule vendors should have rejected successful vendor’s quotation because, although the vendor’s revised quotation complied...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Cyberdata Technologies, Inc. Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s argument that its technically acceptable quotation was excluded from the competition without consideration of price in a best value acquisition for the establishment of blanket purchase agreements...

    Cyberdata Technologies, Inc., B-406692, August 8, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Cyberdata Technologies, Inc. Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s argument that its technically acceptable quotation was excluded from the competition without consideration of price in a best value acquisition for the establishment of blanket purchase agreements...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Asset Protection & Security Services, LP Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly rejected quotation in Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) acquisition conducted under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 8.4...

    Asset Protection & Security Services, LP, B-406474.2, July 17, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Asset Protection & Security Services, LP Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly rejected quotation in Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) acquisition conducted under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 8.4...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Spectrum Security Services, Inc. Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly rejected quotation in Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) acquisition conducted under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 8.4 is denied...

    Spectrum Security Services, Inc., B-406474, June 13, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Spectrum Security Services, Inc. Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly rejected quotation in Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) acquisition conducted under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 8.4 is denied...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Technical Associates, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied in Part, Dismissed in Part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest Protest that an agency improperly restricted a procurement to Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) vendors is denied where agency reasonably determined that the...

    Technical Associates, Inc., B-406524, June 15, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Technical Associates, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied in Part, Dismissed in Part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest Protest that an agency improperly restricted a procurement to Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) vendors is denied where agency reasonably determined that the...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: AINS, Inc. Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably evaluated and selected awardee’s quotation as the lowest price offer consistent with solicitation’s stated evaluation criteria and record does not support protester’s argument that the agency ordered...

    AINS, Inc., B-405902.3, May 31, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: AINS, Inc. Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably evaluated and selected awardee’s quotation as the lowest price offer consistent with solicitation’s stated evaluation criteria and record does not support protester’s argument that the agency ordered...

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