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.

Incumbent Status Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Quest Diagnostics, Inc., based on the award of a contract to Laboratory Corporation of America, Inc. (LabCorp), under a request for proposals (RFP), issued by...

    Quest Diagnostics, Inc., B-405081.5, December 19, 2012

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Quest Diagnostics, Inc., based on the award of a contract to Laboratory Corporation of America, Inc. (LabCorp), under a request for proposals (RFP), issued by...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Homeland Security Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of ABSG Consulting, Inc. (ABSG), a small business, regarding the award of a contract to Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. (BAH), by the Department of Homeland Security,...

    ABSG Consulting, Inc., B-407956; B-407956.2, April 18, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Homeland Security Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of ABSG Consulting, Inc. (ABSG), a small business, regarding the award of a contract to Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. (BAH), by the Department of Homeland Security,...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: A&T Systems, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of an agency’s technical evaluation is denied where the agency reasonably evaluated the awardee’s proposal consistent with the solicitation’s stated criteria. Protest that the awardee’s price...

    A&T Systems, Inc., B-407152, November 16, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: A&T Systems, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of an agency’s technical evaluation is denied where the agency reasonably evaluated the awardee’s proposal consistent with the solicitation’s stated criteria. Protest that the awardee’s price...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: CISGi Agency: National Science Foundation Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s challenge of agency’s evaluation is denied where record shows that the evaluation was reasonable and consistent with terms of solicitation. General Counsel PC Highlight: CISGi protested the award to...

    CISGi, B-407101, November 6, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: CISGi Agency: National Science Foundation Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s challenge of agency’s evaluation is denied where record shows that the evaluation was reasonable and consistent with terms of solicitation. General Counsel PC Highlight: CISGi protested the award to...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Integrated Science Solutions, Inc. Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that an agency misevaluated the protester’s and awardee’s proposals is denied where the evaluation was reasonable and consistent with the solicitation criteria. General Counsel PC Highlight: Integrated Science...

    Integrated Science Solutions, Inc., B-406987, B-406987.2, October 10, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Integrated Science Solutions, Inc. Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that an agency misevaluated the protester’s and awardee’s proposals is denied where the evaluation was reasonable and consistent with the solicitation criteria. General Counsel PC Highlight: Integrated Science...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Camden Shipping Corporation Agency: Department of the Navy Disposition: Protests Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably awarded a bridge contract on a sole-source basis for the operation and maintenance of a vessel, where the agency reasonably determined that only the incumbent...

    Camden Shipping Corporation, B-406171, B-406323, February 27, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Camden Shipping Corporation Agency: Department of the Navy Disposition: Protests Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably awarded a bridge contract on a sole-source basis for the operation and maintenance of a vessel, where the agency reasonably determined that only the incumbent...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Justice Disposition:  Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest of alleged improprieties apparent on face of task order solicitation, filed after issuance of the task order, is dismissed as untimely under GAO’s Bid Protest Regulations. 2. Protest that the...

    Innovative Technologies Corporation, B-401689; B-401689.2; B-401689.3, November 9, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Justice Disposition:  Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest of alleged improprieties apparent on face of task order solicitation, filed after issuance of the task order, is dismissed as untimely under GAO’s Bid Protest Regulations. 2. Protest that the...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: CRAssociates, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency evaluation of proposals is unobjectionable where it is reasonable and consistent with solicitation evaluation criteria, and adequately documented. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: CRAssociates, Inc. (CRA) protested the...

    CRAssociates, Inc., B-406018, B-406018.2, February 13, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: CRAssociates, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency evaluation of proposals is unobjectionable where it is reasonable and consistent with solicitation evaluation criteria, and adequately documented. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: CRAssociates, Inc. (CRA) protested the...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  GAO Digest: 1. Protest that agency improperly accepted awardee’s plan to hire incumbent personnel based on claim that personnel will be unavailable is denied where there is no significant countervailing evidence reasonably known...

    Applied Business Management Solutions Incorporated, LLC, B-405724, December 15, 2011

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  GAO Digest: 1. Protest that agency improperly accepted awardee’s plan to hire incumbent personnel based on claim that personnel will be unavailable is denied where there is no significant countervailing evidence reasonably known...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: FedBizOpps; failure to solicit incumbent contractor General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO will not sustain a protest challenging an agency’s failure to solicit a successfully performing incumbent unless the record shows that adequate competition resulting...

    Bestcare, Inc., B-403585, November 23, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: FedBizOpps; failure to solicit incumbent contractor General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO will not sustain a protest challenging an agency’s failure to solicit a successfully performing incumbent unless the record shows that adequate competition resulting...

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