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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Licensing Requirements Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Patriot Construction, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly awarded construction contract to firm whose state contractor’s license had been suspended is denied because possession of state license is a matter of...

    Patriot Construction, Inc., B-407268, November 28, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Patriot Construction, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly awarded construction contract to firm whose state contractor’s license had been suspended is denied because possession of state license is a matter of...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: ASC Group, Inc. Agency: Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:  Protest that terms of the licensing agreement required by a solicitation for software were unduly restrictive of competition is denied where the agency’s market research...

    ASC Group, Inc., B-407136, November 15, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: ASC Group, Inc. Agency: Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:  Protest that terms of the licensing agreement required by a solicitation for software were unduly restrictive of competition is denied where the agency’s market research...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Crown Worldwide Moving & Storage Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Where solicitation did not require submission of licenses or permits prior to award, protest that agency improperly awarded contract to firm that allegedly lacks various...

    Crown Worldwide Moving & Storage, B-406614, July 17, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Crown Worldwide Moving & Storage Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Where solicitation did not require submission of licenses or permits prior to award, protest that agency improperly awarded contract to firm that allegedly lacks various...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Estrategy, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of an agency’s award of a contract is denied where the agency reasonably found that the awardee complied with the solicitation’s licensing requirements. General Counsel PC: Estrategy,...

    Estrategy, Inc., B-406419, May 9, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Estrategy, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of an agency’s award of a contract is denied where the agency reasonably found that the awardee complied with the solicitation’s licensing requirements. General Counsel PC: Estrategy,...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Wegco, Inc. Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly determined protester’s proposal to be technically unacceptable is denied where the proposal failed to comply with the solicitation’s requirements relating to proof of licenses for...

    Wegco, Inc., B-405673.3, May 21, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Wegco, Inc. Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly determined protester’s proposal to be technically unacceptable is denied where the proposal failed to comply with the solicitation’s requirements relating to proof of licenses for...

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