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.

Procurement Integrity Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Air Force Disposition:  Protest denied. Keywords:   LPTA, PIA, price realism General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Phoenix Management, Inc. based on the award of a contract to Alliance Technical Services, Inc. (ATS), under a request...

    Phoenix Management, Inc., B-406142.3, May 17, 2012

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Air Force Disposition:  Protest denied. Keywords:   LPTA, PIA, price realism General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Phoenix Management, Inc. based on the award of a contract to Alliance Technical Services, Inc. (ATS), under a request...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Inchcape Shipping Services Holding, Ltd. Agency: Department of the Navy Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency was not required to provide for the submission of revised proposals due to the fact that approximately one year had elapsed between the submission...

    Inchcape Shipping Services Holding, Ltd., B-403399.3, B-403399.4, February 6, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Inchcape Shipping Services Holding, Ltd. Agency: Department of the Navy Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency was not required to provide for the submission of revised proposals due to the fact that approximately one year had elapsed between the submission...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: QinetiQ North America, Inc. Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1.  Protest based on an alleged violation of the Procurement Integrity Act is denied, where, consistent with Federal Acquisition Regulation requirements, the agency investigated the alleged...

    QinetiQ North America, Inc., B-405163.2, B-405163.3, B-405163.4, B-405163.5, January 25, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: QinetiQ North America, Inc. Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1.  Protest based on an alleged violation of the Procurement Integrity Act is denied, where, consistent with Federal Acquisition Regulation requirements, the agency investigated the alleged...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest denied in part, dismissed in part. Keywords: Procurement Integrity Violations General Counsel P.C. Highlight: A contracting officer who receives or obtains information of a possible violation of the PIA must determine if the possible violation has any...

    The GEO Group, Inc., B-405012, July 26, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Justice Disposition: Protest denied in part, dismissed in part. Keywords: Procurement Integrity Violations General Counsel P.C. Highlight: A contracting officer who receives or obtains information of a possible violation of the PIA must determine if the possible violation has any...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Health and Human Services Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Procurement Integrity; Prejudice General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Proof of actual prejudice is an essential part of any viable protest. Without a showing of actual prejudice, the protest will be dismissed. —————————————————————————————————————————– East...

    East West, Inc., B-400325.7; B-400325.8, August 6, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Health and Human Services Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Procurement Integrity; Prejudice General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Proof of actual prejudice is an essential part of any viable protest. Without a showing of actual prejudice, the protest will be dismissed. —————————————————————————————————————————– East...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging exclusion of protester’s proposal from revised competitive range is denied where proposal was both lower rated under technical factor and significantly higher priced than the two proposals included in...

    Telephonics Corporation, B-401647; B-401647.2, October 16, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging exclusion of protester’s proposal from revised competitive range is denied where proposal was both lower rated under technical factor and significantly higher priced than the two proposals included in...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest dismissed. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest alleging violation of procurement integrity is dismissed where the protester did not report the alleged procurement integrity violation to the contracting agency within 14 days after the protester received the...

    Frank A. Bloomer–Agency Tender Official, B-401482, July 20, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest dismissed. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest alleging violation of procurement integrity is dismissed where the protester did not report the alleged procurement integrity violation to the contracting agency within 14 days after the protester received the...

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