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.

Key Personnel Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Environmental Protection Agency Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Coastal Environmental Group, Inc. regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) award of a contract to PK Management Group under an invitation for bids (IFB), for remediation...

    Coastal Environmental Group, Inc., B-407563; B-407563.3; B-407563.4, January 14, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Environmental Protection Agency Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Coastal Environmental Group, Inc. regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) award of a contract to PK Management Group under an invitation for bids (IFB), for remediation...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Lamar Strong Associates, LLC Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest is denied where the agency reasonably concluded that the protester’s proposal was unacceptable and ineligible for award because it did not demonstrate that an individual...

    Lamar Strong Associates, LLC, B-407170, November 19, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Lamar Strong Associates, LLC Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest is denied where the agency reasonably concluded that the protester’s proposal was unacceptable and ineligible for award because it did not demonstrate that an individual...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Maritime Institute Inc. Agency: Department of the Navy Disposition: Protest Denied. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Requirement in a solicitation for logistics training for mariners, that proposals include the resumes and signed employment letters of intent for key personnel, is unobjectionable, where the...

    Maritime Institute Inc., B-407254, November 20, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Maritime Institute Inc. Agency: Department of the Navy Disposition: Protest Denied. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Requirement in a solicitation for logistics training for mariners, that proposals include the resumes and signed employment letters of intent for key personnel, is unobjectionable, where the...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Vinculum Solutions, Inc. Agency: Department of the Treasury Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly assigned weakness to protester’s proposal under key personnel subfactor based on information provided in protester’s final proposal revision transmittal letter is denied where,...

    Vinculum Solutions, Inc., B-406760, B-406760.2, August 22, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Vinculum Solutions, Inc. Agency: Department of the Treasury Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly assigned weakness to protester’s proposal under key personnel subfactor based on information provided in protester’s final proposal revision transmittal letter is denied where,...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kevcon, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly evaluated proposals is denied where the record shows the agency’s evaluation was reasonable and consistent with the terms of the solicitation and applicable procurement...

    Kevcon, Inc., B-406024.3, June 18, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kevcon, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly evaluated proposals is denied where the record shows the agency’s evaluation was reasonable and consistent with the terms of the solicitation and applicable procurement...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of agency’s evaluation of protester’s key personnel is denied where the record shows that the agency reasonably found that some of the protester’s key personnel failed to...

    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, B-406708, August 3, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of agency’s evaluation of protester’s key personnel is denied where the record shows that the agency reasonably found that some of the protester’s key personnel failed to...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Y&K Maintenance, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Sustained in part, Denied in part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of an agency’s evaluation of the awardee’s proposal under a key personnel experience evaluation factor is sustained where the agency did...

    Y&K Maintenance, Inc., B-405310.6, February 2, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Y&K Maintenance, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Sustained in part, Denied in part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of an agency’s evaluation of the awardee’s proposal under a key personnel experience evaluation factor is sustained where the agency did...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: TAG Mississippi Enterprises, LLC Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging agency’s evaluation of protester’s proposal is denied where evaluation was reasonable and consistent with terms of the solicitation.  General Counsel P.C. Highlight: TAG Mississippi...

    TAG Mississippi Enterprises, LLC, B-406134, February 13, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: TAG Mississippi Enterprises, LLC Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging agency’s evaluation of protester’s proposal is denied where evaluation was reasonable and consistent with terms of the solicitation.  General Counsel P.C. Highlight: TAG Mississippi...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Blanket purchase order; Key personnel; Resumes General Counsel P.C. Highlight: It is the offeror’s obligation to insure that all resumes submitted in response to an RFQ are responsive to the Government’s requests. —————————————————————————————————————————– After...

    Palladian Partners, Inc., B-402003, B-402003.2, December 24, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Blanket purchase order; Key personnel; Resumes General Counsel P.C. Highlight: It is the offeror’s obligation to insure that all resumes submitted in response to an RFQ are responsive to the Government’s requests. —————————————————————————————————————————– After...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agencies: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Applied Science, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Experience/past performance; Key personnel —————————————————————————————————————————– The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued a request for quotations (RFQ)...

    Divakar Technologies, Inc., B-402026, December 2, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agencies: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Applied Science, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Experience/past performance; Key personnel —————————————————————————————————————————– The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued a request for quotations (RFQ)...

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