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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Labor Rate Pricing Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: EMR, Inc. Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly coerced protester to raise its labor rates and overall price, by advising during discussions that specific labor rates appeared to be low in...

    EMR, Inc., B-406625, July 17, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: EMR, Inc. Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly coerced protester to raise its labor rates and overall price, by advising during discussions that specific labor rates appeared to be low in...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corp. Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging agency’s cost realism evaluation is sustained where the agency concedes an error in accepting awardee’s...

    Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corp., B-401063, May 4, 2009

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corp. Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging agency’s cost realism evaluation is sustained where the agency concedes an error in accepting awardee’s...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Labor Rate Pricing; Deficient Price Proposal General Counsel P.C. Highlight: It is an offeror’s responsibility to submit a well-written proposal, which clearly demonstrates compliance with the solicitation. Mission1st Group, Inc. (M1), a small business,...

    Mission1st Group, Inc., B-404811.3; B-404811.6, June 2, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Labor Rate Pricing; Deficient Price Proposal General Counsel P.C. Highlight: It is an offeror’s responsibility to submit a well-written proposal, which clearly demonstrates compliance with the solicitation. Mission1st Group, Inc. (M1), a small business,...

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