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.

Mitigation Strategy Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Cognosante, LLC Agency: Department of Health and Human Services Disposition: Protest Denied. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest against exclusion of protester from the competition is denied where contracting officer reasonably determined that protester’s dual role as both a state and federal audit...

    Cognosante, LLC, B-405868, January 5, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Cognosante, LLC Agency: Department of Health and Human Services Disposition: Protest Denied. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest against exclusion of protester from the competition is denied where contracting officer reasonably determined that protester’s dual role as both a state and federal audit...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Organizational conflict of interest; Mitigation strategy General Counsel, P.C. Highlight: Organizational conflicts of interest issues are, like responsibility issues, matters that can be resolved after evaluation and an award selection. They...

    Cahaba Safeguard Administrators, LLC, B-401842.2, January 25, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Organizational conflict of interest; Mitigation strategy General Counsel, P.C. Highlight: Organizational conflicts of interest issues are, like responsibility issues, matters that can be resolved after evaluation and an award selection. They...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Health and Human Services Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Where performance of more than one-third of the contract requirements created a conflict of interest for the protester, agency reasonably rejected protester’s final revised proposal that, for the first...

    First Coast Service Options, Inc., B-401429, July 31, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Health and Human Services Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Where performance of more than one-third of the contract requirements created a conflict of interest for the protester, agency reasonably rejected protester’s final revised proposal that, for the first...

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