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.

Rule of Two Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of American Medical Equipment Company (AMEC), regarding the terms of a request for proposals (RFP), issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for home oxygen...

    American Medical Equipment Company, B-407113; B-407113.2, November 8, 2012

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of American Medical Equipment Company (AMEC), regarding the terms of a request for proposals (RFP), issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for home oxygen...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Small business set-aside; Sources sought notice; Capability of performing General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Before making a small business set aside the FAR only requires the Contracting Officer to determine that it is reasonable...

    Six3 Systems, Inc., B-404885.2, October 20, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Small business set-aside; Sources sought notice; Capability of performing General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Before making a small business set aside the FAR only requires the Contracting Officer to determine that it is reasonable...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: U.S. Army Material Command Disposition: Protests denied. Keywords: Rule of two General Counsel P.C. Highlight: “The Rule of Two”: any procurement valued at over $100,000 where there is a reasonable expectation that two or more responsible small businesses will submit proposals...

    Ceradyne, Inc., B-402281, February 17, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: U.S. Army Material Command Disposition: Protests denied. Keywords: Rule of two General Counsel P.C. Highlight: “The Rule of Two”: any procurement valued at over $100,000 where there is a reasonable expectation that two or more responsible small businesses will submit proposals...

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  • Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of Justice Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that solicitation for administrative support services should have been set aside for historically under utilized business zone (HUBZone) or small business concerns is denied, where agency reasonably determined from market research,...

    Global Solutions Network, Inc., B-401230, June 26, 2009

    Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of Justice Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that solicitation for administrative support services should have been set aside for historically under utilized business zone (HUBZone) or small business concerns is denied, where agency reasonably determined from market research,...

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  • Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition:  Protest denied _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency’s decision to set aside a procurement for small businesses is reasonable where the agency performed market research that demonstrated a reasonable likelihood that the agency would receive offers from two...

    Med-South, Inc., B-401214, May 20, 2009

    Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition:  Protest denied _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency’s decision to set aside a procurement for small businesses is reasonable where the agency performed market research that demonstrated a reasonable likelihood that the agency would receive offers from two...

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  • Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest sustained. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest is sustained where contracting agency did not consider whether two or more qualified Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small businesses could be expected to submit offers and whether award could...

    Mission Critical Solutions, B-401057, May 4, 2009

    Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest sustained. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest is sustained where contracting agency did not consider whether two or more qualified Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small businesses could be expected to submit offers and whether award could...

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