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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Simplified Acquisition Procedures Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestors: Kingdomware Technologies; SDV Security, LLC Agency: United States Marine Corps Disposition: Protest Denied. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency was required to set aside solicitation for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses is denied where agency reasonably estimated the value of the procurement...

    Kingdomware Technologies; SDV Security, LLC, B-406122, B-406122.2, February 13, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestors: Kingdomware Technologies; SDV Security, LLC Agency: United States Marine Corps Disposition: Protest Denied. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency was required to set aside solicitation for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses is denied where agency reasonably estimated the value of the procurement...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Simplified Acquisition Procedures General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Simplified acquisition procedures are designed, among other things, to reduce administrative expenses, promote efficiency and economy in contracting, and avoid unnecessary burdens for agencies and contractors. When using...

    Newsun, Inc., B-405245, September 28, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Simplified Acquisition Procedures General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Simplified acquisition procedures are designed, among other things, to reduce administrative expenses, promote efficiency and economy in contracting, and avoid unnecessary burdens for agencies and contractors. When using...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Interior Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Simplified Acquisition Procedures General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Even for procurements under simplified acquisition procedures, it is a fundamental principle of government accountability that an agency be able to produce a sufficient record to allow...

    Resource Dimensions, LLC, B-404536, February 24, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Interior Disposition: Protest sustained. Keywords: Simplified Acquisition Procedures General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Even for procurements under simplified acquisition procedures, it is a fundamental principle of government accountability that an agency be able to produce a sufficient record to allow...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest sustained. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging agency’s decision not to solicit a quotation from the protester is sustained where the record shows that the agency knew that the protester was interested in competing and did not...

    Solutions Lucid Group, LLC, B-400967, April 2, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest sustained. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging agency’s decision not to solicit a quotation from the protester is sustained where the record shows that the agency knew that the protester was interested in competing and did not...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition:  Protests denied in part, dismissed in part, and sustained in part. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s contentions that three agency procurements for brand-name filters improperly limit competition are denied where the record shows that the agency is procuring...

    Critical Process Filtration, Inc., B-400746, B-400747, B-400750, B-400751, B-400752, B-400785, January 22, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition:  Protests denied in part, dismissed in part, and sustained in part. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s contentions that three agency procurements for brand-name filters improperly limit competition are denied where the record shows that the agency is procuring...

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