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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Product Testing Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Ceradyne, Inc. Agency: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest is denied where protester fails to demonstrate that agency’s statistical testing methodology unreasonably restricts competition. General Counsel PC Highlight: Ceradyne, Inc. protested the terms of an RFP for...

    Ceradyne, Inc. B-406479.2, August 15, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Ceradyne, Inc. Agency: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest is denied where protester fails to demonstrate that agency’s statistical testing methodology unreasonably restricts competition. General Counsel PC Highlight: Ceradyne, Inc. protested the terms of an RFP for...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Rocamar Engineering Services, Inc. Agency: Department of State Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest against the rejection of the protestor’s proposal of a modular bastion wall defense system for failing a fire/burn test conducted by the agency is sustained where...

    Rocamar Engineering Services, Inc., B-406514, June 20, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Rocamar Engineering Services, Inc. Agency: Department of State Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest against the rejection of the protestor’s proposal of a modular bastion wall defense system for failing a fire/burn test conducted by the agency is sustained where...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protests denied. Keywords: Product testing General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Although an offeror may present its own test results showing that its product meets the required specifications, this does not establish that the agency’s test results are unreasonable,...

    Tennier Industries, Inc., B-403336.2; B-403336.3, October 26, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protests denied. Keywords: Product testing General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Although an offeror may present its own test results showing that its product meets the required specifications, this does not establish that the agency’s test results are unreasonable,...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Brand Name or Equal; Product Testing General Counsel P.C. Highlight: The establishment of testing procedures is matter within the technical expertise of the procuring activity, and GAO will not object to the imposition...

    Standard Heater Tube, Inc., B-403155, September 24, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Brand Name or Equal; Product Testing General Counsel P.C. Highlight: The establishment of testing procedures is matter within the technical expertise of the procuring activity, and GAO will not object to the imposition...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: United States Marine Corps Disposition: Protest sustained. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest that agency misevaluated awardee’s proposal is sustained where record shows that, while solicitation provided that agency would conduct extensive testing on submitted product samples, it failed to conduct testing...

    Ashbury International Group, Inc., B-401123; B-401123.2, June 1, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: United States Marine Corps Disposition: Protest sustained. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest that agency misevaluated awardee’s proposal is sustained where record shows that, while solicitation provided that agency would conduct extensive testing on submitted product samples, it failed to conduct testing...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest dismissed. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Decision: Protest challenging agency’s body armor testing, which is based on findings contained in a Department of Defense Inspector General Report, is dismissed where the findings contained in the report do not...

    Armorworks Enterprises, LLC, B-400394.3, March 31, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest dismissed. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Decision: Protest challenging agency’s body armor testing, which is based on findings contained in a Department of Defense Inspector General Report, is dismissed where the findings contained in the report do not...

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