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.

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Joint Venture Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: McTech Corporation Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________  GAO Digest: Agency reasonably concluded that the protester had an organizational conflict of interest and properly eliminated it from the competition under a solicitation for the award of a construction...

    McTech Corporation, B-406100, B-406100.2, February 8, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: McTech Corporation Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________  GAO Digest: Agency reasonably concluded that the protester had an organizational conflict of interest and properly eliminated it from the competition under a solicitation for the award of a construction...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Joint Venture; SDVO Set-Aside General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Where the solicitation requires offerors to be SDVO small businesses and verified by the VA’s VetBiz program, a proposal from a joint venture, which itself is...

    A1 Procurement, JVG, B-404618.3, July 26, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Joint Venture; SDVO Set-Aside General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Where the solicitation requires offerors to be SDVO small businesses and verified by the VA’s VetBiz program, a proposal from a joint venture, which itself is...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Labor Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Evaluation Strengths and Weaknesses General Counsel P.C. Highlight: There is no legal requirement that an agency must award the highest possible rating, or the maximum point score, under an evaluation factor simply because the proposal...

    Career Innovations, LLC, B-404377.4, May 24, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Labor Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Evaluation Strengths and Weaknesses General Counsel P.C. Highlight: There is no legal requirement that an agency must award the highest possible rating, or the maximum point score, under an evaluation factor simply because the proposal...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Joint Venture General Counsel P.C. Highlight: An offeror is affirmatively responsible for demonstrating in its proposal that it meets all the stated RFP requirements. —————————————————————————————————————————– American Title Services, (ATS), a joint venture,...

    American Title Services, a Joint Venture, B-404455, February 4, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Joint Venture General Counsel P.C. Highlight: An offeror is affirmatively responsible for demonstrating in its proposal that it meets all the stated RFP requirements. —————————————————————————————————————————– American Title Services, (ATS), a joint venture,...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Air Force Disposition:  Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In evaluating a newly formed joint venture’s past performance, an agency may consider the past performance of the individual joint venture partners unless prohibited from doing so by the solicitation....

    Advanced Environmental Solutions, Inc., B-401654, October 27, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Air Force Disposition:  Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In evaluating a newly formed joint venture’s past performance, an agency may consider the past performance of the individual joint venture partners unless prohibited from doing so by the solicitation....

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