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.

Misleading Discussions Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of George G. Sharp, Inc. (Sharp) based on the award of a contract to Global, A 1st Flagship Company (Global), by the Department of the Navy, under...

    George G. Sharp, Inc., B-408306, August 5, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of George G. Sharp, Inc. (Sharp) based on the award of a contract to Global, A 1st Flagship Company (Global), by the Department of the Navy, under...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Air Force Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of DynCorp International LLC regarding the award of a contract to L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC under a request for proposals (RFP) No. FA3002-11-R-0007, issued...

    DynCorp International LLC, B-407762.3, June 7, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Air Force Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of DynCorp International LLC regarding the award of a contract to L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC under a request for proposals (RFP) No. FA3002-11-R-0007, issued...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Homeland Security Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of PAE Government Services, Inc., based on the award of a contract to Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. (KBR), under a request for proposals (RFP),...

    PAE Government Services, Inc., B-407886; B-407886.2; B-407886.3; B-407886.4, March 22, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Homeland Security Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of PAE Government Services, Inc., based on the award of a contract to Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. (KBR), under a request for proposals (RFP),...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Walsh Investors, LLC, regarding the award of a contract to Fedcar Company Ltd., under a solicitation issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for...

    Walsh Investors, LLC, B-407717; B-407717.2, January 28, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Walsh Investors, LLC, regarding the award of a contract to Fedcar Company Ltd., under a solicitation issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: CWTSatoTravel Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency unreasonably and unequally evaluated proposals is denied where record reflects that evaluation was reasonable and consistent with solicitation’s evaluation criteria and that differences in offerors’ evaluation findings...

    CWTSatoTravel, B-404479.3, B-404479.4, September 24, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: CWTSatoTravel Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency unreasonably and unequally evaluated proposals is denied where record reflects that evaluation was reasonable and consistent with solicitation’s evaluation criteria and that differences in offerors’ evaluation findings...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: KPMG LLP Agency: Central Intelligence Agency Disposition: Protest Sustained. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency conducted misleading discussions where it advised protester during discussions that it should provide resumes for all proposed personnel for the lifespan of the contract, but now asserts that...

    KPMG LLP, B-406409, B-406409.2, B-406409.3, B-406409.4, May 21, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: KPMG LLP Agency: Central Intelligence Agency Disposition: Protest Sustained. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency conducted misleading discussions where it advised protester during discussions that it should provide resumes for all proposed personnel for the lifespan of the contract, but now asserts that...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Unisys Corporation Agency: Department of Health and Human Services Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency’s discussions were not misleading where the agency advised the protester that it believed the protester’s proposed staffing was insufficient, further advised the protester that it...

    Unisys Corporation, B-406326, B-406326.2, B-406326.3, April 18, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Unisys Corporation Agency: Department of Health and Human Services Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency’s discussions were not misleading where the agency advised the protester that it believed the protester’s proposed staffing was insufficient, further advised the protester that it...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Price realism analysis; misleading discussions General Counsel P.C. Highlight: In a fixed price contract it is unobjectionable for a offeror to submit a below cost proposal as the contractor bears the risk and...

    Vizada Inc., B-405251; B-405251.2; B-405251.3, October 5, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Price realism analysis; misleading discussions General Counsel P.C. Highlight: In a fixed price contract it is unobjectionable for a offeror to submit a below cost proposal as the contractor bears the risk and...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protests denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest that agency’s price evaluation of awardee’s low fixed-price was not in accordance with the solicitation criteria is denied where the record shows that the agency reasonably determined that awardee’s...

    DMS-All Star Joint Venture, B-310932.6; B-310932.7, October 9, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protests denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest that agency’s price evaluation of awardee’s low fixed-price was not in accordance with the solicitation criteria is denied where the record shows that the agency reasonably determined that awardee’s...

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