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.

Invitation for Bid Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: BCI Construction USA, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Where an invitation for bids required the submission of a bid guarantee, agency properly rejected protester’s bid as nonresponsive where protester’s bid bond listed an incorrect...

    BCI Construction USA, Inc., B-407451, December 4, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: BCI Construction USA, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Where an invitation for bids required the submission of a bid guarantee, agency properly rejected protester’s bid as nonresponsive where protester’s bid bond listed an incorrect...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Bid Bond; IFB General Counsel P.C. Highlight: The sufficiency of a bid bond depends on whether the surety is clearly bound by its terms. A bid bond that names a principal different from the...

    Hostetter, Keach & Cassada Construction, LLC, B-403329, October 15, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Bid Bond; IFB General Counsel P.C. Highlight: The sufficiency of a bid bond depends on whether the surety is clearly bound by its terms. A bid bond that names a principal different from the...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: IFB; Bid compliance General Counsel P.C. Highlight: A bid must comply in all material respects with the IFB and should be filled out, executed, and submitted in accordance with the instructions. —————————————————————————————————————————– The Department of...

    ATR Logistic Company LLC, B-402606, June 15, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: IFB; Bid compliance General Counsel P.C. Highlight: A bid must comply in all material respects with the IFB and should be filled out, executed, and submitted in accordance with the instructions. —————————————————————————————————————————– The Department of...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veteran Affairs Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Invitation for Bid General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Bidders are responsible for delivering their bids to the proper place at the proper time. Where a bid is delivered by a commercial carrier, the bid is...

    Stephen Lucas Construction, LLC, B-402654, June 9, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veteran Affairs Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Invitation for Bid General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Bidders are responsible for delivering their bids to the proper place at the proper time. Where a bid is delivered by a commercial carrier, the bid is...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Bid restrictions; Cancellation General Counsel P.C. Highlight: An Agency is free to cancel an IFB, even after bid opening, where the Agency determines that the IFB is overly restrictive and that the agency...

    Cummins Power Systems, LLP, B-402079.2, January 7, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Bid restrictions; Cancellation General Counsel P.C. Highlight: An Agency is free to cancel an IFB, even after bid opening, where the Agency determines that the IFB is overly restrictive and that the agency...

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