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.

Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Air Force Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Threat Management Group (TMG) based on the award of a contract to R3 Strategic Support Group, Inc., under a request for proposals, issued by...

    Threat Management Group, B-407766.6, July 3, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Air Force Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Threat Management Group (TMG) based on the award of a contract to R3 Strategic Support Group, Inc., under a request for proposals, issued by...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    United States Agency for International Development Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Pillar Systems Corporation based on the award of a contract to Highlight Technologies, under a request for proposals (RFP), issued by the United...

    Pillar Systems Corporation, B-408221, July 11, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    United States Agency for International Development Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Pillar Systems Corporation based on the award of a contract to Highlight Technologies, under a request for proposals (RFP), issued by the United...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Defense Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight:  GAO denied the protest of Pragmatics Inc., based on the issuance of a task order to Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., by the Department of Defense, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) under...

    Pragmatics Inc., B-407320.2; B-407320.3, March 26, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Defense Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight:  GAO denied the protest of Pragmatics Inc., based on the issuance of a task order to Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., by the Department of Defense, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) under...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Social Security Administration Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denies the protest of Harmonia Holdings, LLC, a small business, based on the terms of a request for proposals (RFP), issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA), for geographic information...

    Harmonia Holdings, LLC, B-407186.2; B-407186.3, March 5, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Social Security Administration Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denies the protest of Harmonia Holdings, LLC, a small business, based on the terms of a request for proposals (RFP), issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA), for geographic information...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    United States Marine Corps Disposition:  Protest dismissed. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO dismissed the protest of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc., regarding the award of a task order to Jacobs Technology, Inc., under a request for proposals (RFP), which was issued by...

    AT&T Government Solutions, Inc., B-407720; B-407720.2, January 30, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    United States Marine Corps Disposition:  Protest dismissed. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO dismissed the protest of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc., regarding the award of a task order to Jacobs Technology, Inc., under a request for proposals (RFP), which was issued by...

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  • Link:  GAO Decision Protestor:  American Technical Services, Inc. Agency:  Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:  Protest that the agency performed an unreasonable cost realism analysis is denied where the record shows that the agency reasonably relied on indirect cost rate data that was provided by...

    American Technical Services, Inc., B-407168, B-407168.2, November 21, 2012

    Link:  GAO Decision Protestor:  American Technical Services, Inc. Agency:  Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:  Protest that the agency performed an unreasonable cost realism analysis is denied where the record shows that the agency reasonably relied on indirect cost rate data that was provided by...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: General Dynamics C4 Systems, Inc. Agency: Department of the Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Contracting officer’s determination that there was no organizational conflict of interest that would preclude an award to the awardee...

    General Dynamics C4 Systems, Inc., B-407069, B-407069.2, November 1, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: General Dynamics C4 Systems, Inc. Agency: Department of the Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Contracting officer’s determination that there was no organizational conflict of interest that would preclude an award to the awardee...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: North Wind, Inc. Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that an offeror had an immitigable unequal access to information organizational conflict of interest that should have disqualified it from the competition is denied, where...

    North Wind, Inc., B-404880.7, November 5, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: North Wind, Inc. Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that an offeror had an immitigable unequal access to information organizational conflict of interest that should have disqualified it from the competition is denied, where...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Science Applications International Corporation Agency: Department of Commerce Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of an agency’s organizational conflict of interest (OCI) determination is denied where agency reasonably investigated protester’s and awardee’s possible OCI and the protester does not show...

    Science Applications International Corporation, B-406899, September 26, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Science Applications International Corporation Agency: Department of Commerce Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of an agency’s organizational conflict of interest (OCI) determination is denied where agency reasonably investigated protester’s and awardee’s possible OCI and the protester does not show...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Science Applications International Corporation Agency: Defense Information Systems Agency Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging agency’s evaluation of awardee’s technical risk is denied where the record shows that the agency performed a reasonable evaluation of risk in accordance with...

    Science Applications International Corporation, B-406921, B-406921.2, October 1, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Science Applications International Corporation Agency: Defense Information Systems Agency Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging agency’s evaluation of awardee’s technical risk is denied where the record shows that the agency performed a reasonable evaluation of risk in accordance with...

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