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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Preaward/Postaward Requirements Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: MVM, Inc. Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably determined that awardee’s comparatively low extended pricing did not pose an unacceptable risk for recruitment and retention where proposed rates for labor categories that made up majority...

    MVM, Inc., B-403912.3, May 26, 2011

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: MVM, Inc. Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably determined that awardee’s comparatively low extended pricing did not pose an unacceptable risk for recruitment and retention where proposed rates for labor categories that made up majority...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Preaward/Postaward Requirements General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Usually, a certification requirement listed in the Performance Work Statement (PWS) in an RFP may be satisfied after award and prior to the beginning of performance and is...

    Nilson Van & Storage, Inc., B-403009, August 19, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Preaward/Postaward Requirements General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Usually, a certification requirement listed in the Performance Work Statement (PWS) in an RFP may be satisfied after award and prior to the beginning of performance and is...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest sustained. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest against solicitation requirement that telecommunications equipment be certified by the Joint Interoperability Test Command at the time of submission of quotations is sustained where the record does not establish that...

    SMARTnet, Inc., B-400651.2, January 27, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest sustained. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest against solicitation requirement that telecommunications equipment be certified by the Joint Interoperability Test Command at the time of submission of quotations is sustained where the record does not establish that...

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