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.

Independent Government Estimate (IGE) Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Lifecycle Construction Services, LLC Agency: Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly rejected protester’s proposal as unreasonably low priced is sustained where the agency based its conclusion on a comparison of...

    Lifecycle Construction Services, LLC, B-406907, September 27, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Lifecycle Construction Services, LLC Agency: Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly rejected protester’s proposal as unreasonably low priced is sustained where the agency based its conclusion on a comparison of...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Eagle Support Services Corporation Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of an agency’s technical evaluation and selection decision is denied where the evaluation and source selection were reasonable and consistent with the solicitation’s evaluation criteria....

    Eagle Support Services Corporation, B-405077.7, B-405077.8, September 17, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Eagle Support Services Corporation Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of an agency’s technical evaluation and selection decision is denied where the evaluation and source selection were reasonable and consistent with the solicitation’s evaluation criteria....

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Phacil, Inc. Agency: Department of Agriculture Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging an agency’s evaluation of quotations and selection decision is denied where the record shows that the agency’s evaluation and issuance of a task order was reasonable and...

    Phacil, Inc., B-406628, July 5, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Phacil, Inc. Agency: Department of Agriculture Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging an agency’s evaluation of quotations and selection decision is denied where the record shows that the agency’s evaluation and issuance of a task order was reasonable and...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Resource Ltd. Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Where solicitation contemplated award of fixed-price contract, price realism analysis was reasonable where agency compared proposed prices to independent government estimate and other proposed prices, and ensured...

    Resource Ltd., B-406492, B-406492.2, June 6, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Resource Ltd. Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Where solicitation contemplated award of fixed-price contract, price realism analysis was reasonable where agency compared proposed prices to independent government estimate and other proposed prices, and ensured...

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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 Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Independent Government Estimate (IGE); meaningful discussions General Counsel P.C. Highlight: When an agency reviews staffing needs it can look at the historical data to determine whether a proposed staffing plan is the best...

    Serco Inc., B-405280, October 12, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Independent Government Estimate (IGE); meaningful discussions General Counsel P.C. Highlight: When an agency reviews staffing needs it can look at the historical data to determine whether a proposed staffing plan is the best...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest challenging agency’s use of allegedly flawed independent government estimate (IGE) and comparison with proposed prices in determining that protester’s proposed price was unreasonable is denied; challenged IGE was replaced...

    EMS Ice, Inc., B-401688.3; B-401688.6, October 8, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest challenging agency’s use of allegedly flawed independent government estimate (IGE) and comparison with proposed prices in determining that protester’s proposed price was unreasonable is denied; challenged IGE was replaced...

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