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.

Interested Party Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Earth Resources Technology, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that the agency unreasonably evaluated the protester’s proposal is denied where the evaluation was consistent with the terms of the solicitation and reasonably based. Agency...

    Earth Resources Technology, Inc., B-406659, July 30, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Earth Resources Technology, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that the agency unreasonably evaluated the protester’s proposal is denied where the evaluation was consistent with the terms of the solicitation and reasonably based. Agency...

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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: ITT Electronic Systems Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Unincorporated division of corporate parent that submitted proposal and filed protest is interested party to protest notwithstanding post-proposal-submission corporate restructuring whereby unincorporated division and assets committed to...

    ITT Electronic Systems, B-406405, B-406405.2, May 21, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: ITT Electronic Systems Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Unincorporated division of corporate parent that submitted proposal and filed protest is interested party to protest notwithstanding post-proposal-submission corporate restructuring whereby unincorporated division and assets committed to...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: NikSoft Systems Corp. Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest Sustained. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Digest: 1. Agency request that protest be dismissed on the basis that the protester is not an interested party due to an organizational conflict of interest (OCI) is denied, where...

    NikSoft Systems Corp., B-406179, February 29, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: NikSoft Systems Corp. Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest Sustained. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Digest: 1. Agency request that protest be dismissed on the basis that the protester is not an interested party due to an organizational conflict of interest (OCI) is denied, where...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: CACI Dynamic Systems, Inc. Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Disposition: Protest Denied in part, Dismissed in part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging agency’s evaluation of the protester’s and awardee’s proposals under a technical approach factor is denied where the evaluation...

    CACI Dynamic Systems, Inc., B-406130, February 28, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: CACI Dynamic Systems, Inc. Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Disposition: Protest Denied in part, Dismissed in part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging agency’s evaluation of the protester’s and awardee’s proposals under a technical approach factor is denied where the evaluation...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest dismissed. Keywords: Interested party; set-aside; SDVOSB General Counsel P.C. Highlight: A protestor must be an interested party as defined in the Competition in Contracting Act of 1994 to successfully protest a contract award. In a...

    MICCI Imaging Construction Company, Inc., B-405654, November 28, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest dismissed. Keywords: Interested party; set-aside; SDVOSB General Counsel P.C. Highlight: A protestor must be an interested party as defined in the Competition in Contracting Act of 1994 to successfully protest a contract award. In a...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Defense Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Interested Party Status General Counsel P.C. Highlight: In order for a protest to be considered, a protester must be an interested party, that is, an actual or prospective offeror whose direct economic interest would be...

    Intermarkets Global, B-400660.12; B-400660.13, May 6, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Defense Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Interested Party Status General Counsel P.C. Highlight: In order for a protest to be considered, a protester must be an interested party, that is, an actual or prospective offeror whose direct economic interest would be...

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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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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Disposition:  Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest that statement by agency during discussions–that price below representative current contract price may create performance risk–misled protester into not lowering its price in revised proposal is denied; statement...

    Enterprise Information System, B-401037.5; B-401037.6, December 1, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Disposition:  Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest that statement by agency during discussions–that price below representative current contract price may create performance risk–misled protester into not lowering its price in revised proposal is denied; statement...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest dismissed. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Designated Employee Agent is not an interested party to protest actions other than agency’s final selection of the source of performance with regard to a public-private competition conducted pursuant to...

    Gary Johnson — Designated Employee Agent, B-310910.3, January 21, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest dismissed. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Designated Employee Agent is not an interested party to protest actions other than agency’s final selection of the source of performance with regard to a public-private competition conducted pursuant to...

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