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.

Responsiveness Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Cusack’s Masonry Restoration, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: An agency properly rejected a bid as nonresponsive where the bidder provided for completion of performance within 350 days after notice to proceed which would not...

    Cusack’s Masonry Restoration, Inc., B-407375, November 29, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Cusack’s Masonry Restoration, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: An agency properly rejected a bid as nonresponsive where the bidder provided for completion of performance within 350 days after notice to proceed which would not...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: 4Granite Inc. Agency: Army Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Contracting agency properly rejected bid as nonresponsive where the bidder introduced ambiguity regarding material terms of its bid by referencing clauses that conflicted with material terms and conditions...

    4Granite Inc., B-406459, April 2, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: 4Granite Inc. Agency: Army Corps of Engineers Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Contracting agency properly rejected bid as nonresponsive where the bidder introduced ambiguity regarding material terms of its bid by referencing clauses that conflicted with material terms and conditions...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protests denied. Keywords: Responsiveness General Counsel P.C. Highlight: The offeror has the burden of unequivocally demonstrating its compliance with the terms of the RFQ. —————————————————————————————————————————– Kingdomware Technologies protests the decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs...

    Kingdomware Technologies, B-405242, September 30, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protests denied. Keywords: Responsiveness General Counsel P.C. Highlight: The offeror has the burden of unequivocally demonstrating its compliance with the terms of the RFQ. —————————————————————————————————————————– Kingdomware Technologies protests the decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Responsiveness General Counsel P.C. Highlight: It is the vendor’s responsibility to submit a well-written quotation, with adequately detailed information, that clearly demonstrates compliance with the solicitation requirements. —————————————————————————————————————————– TechStart, LLC (TechStart) protests the award of...

    TechStart, LLC, B-403515, November 10, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Responsiveness General Counsel P.C. Highlight: It is the vendor’s responsibility to submit a well-written quotation, with adequately detailed information, that clearly demonstrates compliance with the solicitation requirements. —————————————————————————————————————————– TechStart, LLC (TechStart) protests the award of...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Agriculture Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Responsiveness General Counsel, P.C. Highlight: Awardee may correct and update expired ORCA certifications and representations after bid opening. —————————————————————————————————————————– The Department of Agriculture issued an invitation for bids (IFB) to award a fixed-price services...

    Veterans Construction of South Carolina, LLC, B-401723.2, January 21, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Agriculture Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Responsiveness General Counsel, P.C. Highlight: Awardee may correct and update expired ORCA certifications and representations after bid opening. —————————————————————————————————————————– The Department of Agriculture issued an invitation for bids (IFB) to award a fixed-price services...

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  • Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Under brand name or equal solicitation, bid which offered similar furniture items, but with different dimensions than those listed in the solicitation, was properly rejected as nonresponsive. 2. Protest against...

    SDV Furniture & Services, LLC, B-401221, May 5, 2009

    Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Under brand name or equal solicitation, bid which offered similar furniture items, but with different dimensions than those listed in the solicitation, was properly rejected as nonresponsive. 2. Protest against...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest denied. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging rejection of offer for lease of office space is denied where offeror failed to furnish required evidence of a conditional commitment of funds in an amount necessary to prepare the...

    Melbourne Commerce, LLC, B-400049.2, January 9, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest denied. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging rejection of offer for lease of office space is denied where offeror failed to furnish required evidence of a conditional commitment of funds in an amount necessary to prepare the...

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