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Minimum Requirements Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Great American Forwarders, Inc. (GRAF) regarding the exclusion of its proposal, by the Department of Defense, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Personal Property Division, from...

    Great American Forwarders, Inc., B-40800, May 2, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Great American Forwarders, Inc. (GRAF) regarding the exclusion of its proposal, by the Department of Defense, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Personal Property Division, from...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Rocamar Engineering Services, Inc. Agency: Department of State Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest against the rejection of the protestor’s proposal of a modular bastion wall defense system for failing a fire/burn test conducted by the agency is sustained where...

    Rocamar Engineering Services, Inc., B-406514, June 20, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Rocamar Engineering Services, Inc. Agency: Department of State Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest against the rejection of the protestor’s proposal of a modular bastion wall defense system for failing a fire/burn test conducted by the agency is sustained where...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest dismissed. Keywords: Minimum Requirements General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Where minimum requirements of a proposal are not met, the Agency is free to reject the offer for failing to meet the minimum requirements. —————————————————————————————————————————– JRS Management protests the...

    JRS Management, B-405355, September 28, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest dismissed. Keywords: Minimum Requirements General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Where minimum requirements of a proposal are not met, the Agency is free to reject the offer for failing to meet the minimum requirements. —————————————————————————————————————————– JRS Management protests the...

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  • Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency misled protester into increasing its staffing and, consequently, its price, when it provided vendors with government’s minimum estimated staffing is denied where agency specifically advised offerors that estimate...

    GC&E Systems Group, Inc., B-401315; B-401315.2, July 9, 2009

    Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency misled protester into increasing its staffing and, consequently, its price, when it provided vendors with government’s minimum estimated staffing is denied where agency specifically advised offerors that estimate...

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  • Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Disposition:  Protest sustained in part, denied in part. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging an order under a Federal Supply Schedule contract for faceted search capability software pursuant to a competition conducted under Federal Acquisition Regulation subpart 8.4 is...

    Carahsoft Technology Corporation, B-401169; B-401169.2, June 29, 2009

    Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Disposition:  Protest sustained in part, denied in part. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging an order under a Federal Supply Schedule contract for faceted search capability software pursuant to a competition conducted under Federal Acquisition Regulation subpart 8.4 is...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Energy Disposition: Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably evaluated and rejected the protester’s quotation as technically unacceptable where the protester submitted an ambiguous quotation that failed to comply with a material specification requirement in the solicitation. General Counsel...

    4D Security Solutions, Inc., B-400351.2; B-400351.3, December 8, 2008

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Energy Disposition: Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably evaluated and rejected the protester’s quotation as technically unacceptable where the protester submitted an ambiguous quotation that failed to comply with a material specification requirement in the solicitation. General Counsel...

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