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.

Proposal Detail Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Science Applications International Corporation Agency: Defense Intelligence Agency Disposition: Protest Sustained in part, Denied in part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly evaluated awardee’s technical proposal is sustained where the record shows that the agency did not reasonably consider the...

    Science Applications International Corporation, B-407105, B-407105.2, November 1, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Science Applications International Corporation Agency: Defense Intelligence Agency Disposition: Protest Sustained in part, Denied in part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly evaluated awardee’s technical proposal is sustained where the record shows that the agency did not reasonably consider the...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Main Building Maintenance, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of agency evaluation and determination to exclude protester’s revised proposal from the competitive range is denied where protester fails to show that either was unreasonable....

    Main Building Maintenance, Inc., B-406615, B-406615.2, B-406615.3, July 23, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Main Building Maintenance, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of agency evaluation and determination to exclude protester’s revised proposal from the competitive range is denied where protester fails to show that either was unreasonable....

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Science Applications International Corporation Agency: Department of the Navy Disposition: Protest Denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency performed an unreasonable cost realism analysis is denied where agency reasonably concluded that the awardee could hire qualified personnel at its proposed labor...

    Science Applications International Corporation, B-406460, B-406460.2, June 7, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Science Applications International Corporation Agency: Department of the Navy Disposition: Protest Denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency performed an unreasonable cost realism analysis is denied where agency reasonably concluded that the awardee could hire qualified personnel at its proposed labor...

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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 Decision Protestor: CRAssociates, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency evaluation of proposals is unobjectionable where it is reasonable and consistent with solicitation evaluation criteria, and adequately documented. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: CRAssociates, Inc. (CRA) protested the...

    CRAssociates, Inc., B-406018, B-406018.2, February 13, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: CRAssociates, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency evaluation of proposals is unobjectionable where it is reasonable and consistent with solicitation evaluation criteria, and adequately documented. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: CRAssociates, Inc. (CRA) protested the...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Naiad Inflatables of Newport Agency: United States Coast Guard Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of deficiencies, significant weaknesses, and weaknesses assigned to the protester’s proposal is denied where the solicitation called for specific information that was not furnished in...

    Naiad Inflatables of Newport, B-405221, September 19, 2011

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Naiad Inflatables of Newport Agency: United States Coast Guard Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of deficiencies, significant weaknesses, and weaknesses assigned to the protester’s proposal is denied where the solicitation called for specific information that was not furnished in...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Proposal detail General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Offerors bear the burden of submitting an adequately written proposal and contracting agencies evaluating one section of a proposal are not required to go in search of additional...

    Hi-Tec Systems, Inc., B-402590; B-402590.2, June 7, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Homeland Security Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Proposal detail General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Offerors bear the burden of submitting an adequately written proposal and contracting agencies evaluating one section of a proposal are not required to go in search of additional...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Proposal Requirements General Counsel P.C. Highlight: An offeror has the obligation to affirmatively demonstrate that its proposal will meet the government’s needs, and has a duty to establish that what it is proposing will meet...

    Douglas Colony/Kenny Solar, JV, B-402649, June 17, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Proposal Requirements General Counsel P.C. Highlight: An offeror has the obligation to affirmatively demonstrate that its proposal will meet the government’s needs, and has a duty to establish that what it is proposing will meet...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Proposal Detail General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Since an agency’s evaluation is dependent on the information furnished in a proposal, it is the offeror’s responsibility to submit an adequately written proposal for the...

    Resource Title Agency, Inc., B-402484.2, May 18, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Proposal Detail General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Since an agency’s evaluation is dependent on the information furnished in a proposal, it is the offeror’s responsibility to submit an adequately written proposal for the...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Military Sealift Command Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Best value; Proposal Detail; Debriefing General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Offerors bear the burden of submitting adequately written proposals. With some exceptions not applicable here, contracting agencies are not obligated to go in search of...

    Keystone Sealift Services, Inc., B-401526.3, April 13, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Military Sealift Command Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Best value; Proposal Detail; Debriefing General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Offerors bear the burden of submitting adequately written proposals. With some exceptions not applicable here, contracting agencies are not obligated to go in search of...

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