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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Negotiation Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Data and Analytic Solutions, Inc. Agency: Department of Health and Human Services Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________  GAO Digest: In a negotiated procurement for the award of a cost reimbursement contract where offerors were provided a range of estimated monthly workloads and...

    Data and Analytic Solutions, Inc., B-405278.2, February 27, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Data and Analytic Solutions, Inc. Agency: Department of Health and Human Services Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________  GAO Digest: In a negotiated procurement for the award of a cost reimbursement contract where offerors were provided a range of estimated monthly workloads and...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Negotiation; GSA Lease General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Negotiations which change the SFO should be well documented in the final proposal, an offeror can’t assume that the agency knows what is included in the proposal...

    Eagle Creek Marina, B-405220, September 16, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Negotiation; GSA Lease General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Negotiations which change the SFO should be well documented in the final proposal, an offeror can’t assume that the agency knows what is included in the proposal...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Health and Human Services Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Competitive Range Determination General Counsel P.C. Highlight: OLBN Architectural Service, Inc. protests the evaluation and subsequent non-selection of its qualification statement for negotiation of an architect/engineering (A/E) services contract, pursuant to a...

    OLBN Architectural Services, Inc., B-402444.4; B-402444.5, October 4, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Health and Human Services Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Competitive Range Determination General Counsel P.C. Highlight: OLBN Architectural Service, Inc. protests the evaluation and subsequent non-selection of its qualification statement for negotiation of an architect/engineering (A/E) services contract, pursuant to a...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Labor Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Negotiations; Discussions General Counsel P.C. Highlight: An agency is not obligated to reopen negotiations to give an offeror the opportunity to remedy a defect that first appears in a revised proposal. —————————————————————————————————————————– Applied Technology Systems,...

    Applied Technology Systems, Inc., B-404267; B-404267.2, January 25, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Labor Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Negotiations; Discussions General Counsel P.C. Highlight: An agency is not obligated to reopen negotiations to give an offeror the opportunity to remedy a defect that first appears in a revised proposal. —————————————————————————————————————————– Applied Technology Systems,...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In a negotiated procurement that provided for multiple awards, protest challenging agency’s failure to award protester a contract is denied, where the agency reasonably downgraded protester’s proposal for significant weaknesses in...

    Diversified Maintenance Systems, Inc., B-401329.4, November 9, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In a negotiated procurement that provided for multiple awards, protest challenging agency’s failure to award protester a contract is denied, where the agency reasonably downgraded protester’s proposal for significant weaknesses in...

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