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.

Sole-Source Award Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    National Aeuronautics and Space Administration Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Womack Machine Supply Co., regarding the terms of a request for quotations (RFQ) issued by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for hydraulic...

    Womack Machine Supply Co., B-407990, May 3, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    National Aeuronautics and Space Administration Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Womack Machine Supply Co., regarding the terms of a request for quotations (RFQ) issued by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for hydraulic...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Unitron LP Agency: Naval Air Systems Command Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Sole-source award of a follow-on contract for highly specialized equipment is unobjectionable where the agency reasonably determined that award to any other source would likely cause unacceptable delays...

    Unitron LP, B-406770, August 14, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Unitron LP Agency: Naval Air Systems Command Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Sole-source award of a follow-on contract for highly specialized equipment is unobjectionable where the agency reasonably determined that award to any other source would likely cause unacceptable delays...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Camden Shipping Corporation Agency: Department of the Navy Disposition: Protests Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably awarded a bridge contract on a sole-source basis for the operation and maintenance of a vessel, where the agency reasonably determined that only the incumbent...

    Camden Shipping Corporation, B-406171, B-406323, February 27, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Camden Shipping Corporation Agency: Department of the Navy Disposition: Protests Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably awarded a bridge contract on a sole-source basis for the operation and maintenance of a vessel, where the agency reasonably determined that only the incumbent...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protests denied. Keywords: SDVOSB; Veterans First; sole-source award General Counsel P.C. Highlight: When the VA awards a sole-source award under Veterans First it is not required to set aside the award for SDVOSBs. —————————————————————————————————————————– Crosstown Courier...

    Crosstown Courier Service, Inc., B-405492, B-405493, March 29, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protests denied. Keywords: SDVOSB; Veterans First; sole-source award General Counsel P.C. Highlight: When the VA awards a sole-source award under Veterans First it is not required to set aside the award for SDVOSBs. —————————————————————————————————————————– Crosstown Courier...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Sole-Source, industrial mobilization General Counsel P.C. Highlight: The GAO will not disturb a sole source set aside for maintaining the industrial base unless the agency has abused its discretion. —————————————————————————————————————————– Outdoor Venture Corporation (OVC)...

    Outdoor Venture Corporation, B-405423, October 25, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Sole-Source, industrial mobilization General Counsel P.C. Highlight: The GAO will not disturb a sole source set aside for maintaining the industrial base unless the agency has abused its discretion. —————————————————————————————————————————– Outdoor Venture Corporation (OVC)...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Prejudice; corrective action; sole-source General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO will not consider an argument regarding compliance with a corrective action letter, except to the extent the protester asserts that an agency’s alleged...

    Eagle Collaborative Computing Services, Inc., B-401043.3, January 28, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Prejudice; corrective action; sole-source General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO will not consider an argument regarding compliance with a corrective action letter, except to the extent the protester asserts that an agency’s alleged...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Sole-Source Award General Counsel, P.C. Highlight: Agency is justified in issuing a sole source award where the purpose of the award is to maintain the contractor as a source of supply for a national...

    Ridgeline Industries, Inc., B-402105, January 7, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Sole-Source Award General Counsel, P.C. Highlight: Agency is justified in issuing a sole source award where the purpose of the award is to maintain the contractor as a source of supply for a national...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agencies: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Sole-source —————————————————————————————————————————– In September, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) posted a pre-solicitation notice advising of its intent to acquire a G.A. Braun Delta 3S32 ironer, available only from G.A. Braun, to be...

    Chicago Dryer Company, B-401888, December 8, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agencies: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Sole-source —————————————————————————————————————————– In September, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) posted a pre-solicitation notice advising of its intent to acquire a G.A. Braun Delta 3S32 ironer, available only from G.A. Braun, to be...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Defense Logistics Agency Disposition:  Protest sustained. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of a sole-source contract award justified on the basis of urgency is sustained where the protester’s pursuit of source approval to compete for purchases of helicopter swashplate bearings for more than...

    RBC Bearings Incorporated, B-401661; B-401661.2, October 27, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Defense Logistics Agency Disposition:  Protest sustained. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of a sole-source contract award justified on the basis of urgency is sustained where the protester’s pursuit of source approval to compete for purchases of helicopter swashplate bearings for more than...

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  • Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest sustained. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency improperly extended a contract on a sole-source basis where it did not establish that only the incumbent could provide the services and the agency could have avoided the urgency that...

    Major Contracting Services, Inc., B-401472, September 14, 2009

    Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of the Army Disposition:  Protest sustained. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency improperly extended a contract on a sole-source basis where it did not establish that only the incumbent could provide the services and the agency could have avoided the urgency that...

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