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.

Responsibility Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of B&B Medical Services, Inc. regarding the award of a contract to Rotech Healthcare, Inc., under a request for proposals (RFP), issued by the Department of...

    B&B Medical Services, Inc., B-407113.3; B-407113.4, June 24, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of B&B Medical Services, Inc. regarding the award of a contract to Rotech Healthcare, Inc., under a request for proposals (RFP), issued by the Department of...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Small Business Administration           Disposition:  Protests denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight:  GAO denied the protests of Colonial Press International, Inc., a small business, based on the award of two contracts by the Government Printing Office (GPO). The first contract was awarded to...

    Colonial Press International, Inc., B-408031; B-408055, May 6, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Small Business Administration           Disposition:  Protests denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight:  GAO denied the protests of Colonial Press International, Inc., a small business, based on the award of two contracts by the Government Printing Office (GPO). The first contract was awarded to...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight:  GAO denies the protest of USS Chartering, LLC, where it protests the award of a contract to Crowley Petroleum Services, Inc., under a request for proposals (RFP), issued by the...

    USS Chartering, LLC, B-407601, January 15, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight:  GAO denies the protest of USS Chartering, LLC, where it protests the award of a contract to Crowley Petroleum Services, Inc., under a request for proposals (RFP), issued by the...

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  • Link: GAO Protest Protestor: TMG Construction Corporation Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest arguing that solicitation requirement for top secret facility site clearance at time of award and requirement that contractor be capable of providing “safeguarding” (i.e., classified storage)...

    TMG Construction Corporation, B-407190, November 19, 2012

    Link: GAO Protest Protestor: TMG Construction Corporation Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest arguing that solicitation requirement for top secret facility site clearance at time of award and requirement that contractor be capable of providing “safeguarding” (i.e., classified storage)...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Patriot Construction, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly awarded construction contract to firm whose state contractor’s license had been suspended is denied because possession of state license is a matter of...

    Patriot Construction, Inc., B-407268, November 28, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Patriot Construction, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency improperly awarded construction contract to firm whose state contractor’s license had been suspended is denied because possession of state license is a matter of...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: EOD Technology, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Dismissed. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ General Counsel PC Highlight: EOD Technology, Inc. protested the corrective action taken by the agency under an RFP for security services in Afghanistan. The RFP provided for award to...

    EOD Technology, Inc., B-406978.2, B-406978.3, August 20, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: EOD Technology, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Dismissed. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ General Counsel PC Highlight: EOD Technology, Inc. protested the corrective action taken by the agency under an RFP for security services in Afghanistan. The RFP provided for award to...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Estrategy, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of an agency’s award of a contract is denied where the agency reasonably found that the awardee complied with the solicitation’s licensing requirements. General Counsel PC: Estrategy,...

    Estrategy, Inc., B-406419, May 9, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Estrategy, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of an agency’s award of a contract is denied where the agency reasonably found that the awardee complied with the solicitation’s licensing requirements. General Counsel PC: Estrategy,...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: EcoAnalysts, Inc. Agency: Environmental Protection Agency Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Where protester’s proposal, on its face, indicated that it would not comply with subcontracting limitation included in the solicitation, which required that at least 50 percent of the cost...

    EcoAnalysts, Inc., B-406233, March 19, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: EcoAnalysts, Inc. Agency: Environmental Protection Agency Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Where protester’s proposal, on its face, indicated that it would not comply with subcontracting limitation included in the solicitation, which required that at least 50 percent of the cost...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Orion Technology, Inc. Agency: Small Business Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Contracting officer reasonably declined to revisit protester’s non-responsibility following the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) refusal to issue a certificate of competency (COC) where the only new information consisted...

    Orion Technology, Inc., B-405970, January 13, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Orion Technology, Inc. Agency: Small Business Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Contracting officer reasonably declined to revisit protester’s non-responsibility following the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) refusal to issue a certificate of competency (COC) where the only new information consisted...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Where record shows that contracting agency reasonably determined small business protester’s proposal technically unacceptable on the basis of factors not related to responsibility, referral to Small Business Administration for Certificate of...

    Light-Pod, Inc., B-401739; B-401739.2, November 12, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Navy Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Where record shows that contracting agency reasonably determined small business protester’s proposal technically unacceptable on the basis of factors not related to responsibility, referral to Small Business Administration for Certificate of...

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