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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Taking Exception to RFP Requirements Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Verizon Wireless Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging the terms of a solicitation is timely where the solicitation expressly permitted offerors to take exception to its terms, the agency did not advise the protester that...

    Verizon Wireless, B-406854, B-406854.2, September 17, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Verizon Wireless Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging the terms of a solicitation is timely where the solicitation expressly permitted offerors to take exception to its terms, the agency did not advise the protester that...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Taking Exception to RFP Requirements General Counsel P.C. Highlight: An Agency may not accept a proposal that takes exception to the Agency’s stated requirements. —————————————————————————————————————————– W. Gohman Construction protested the award of a...

    W. Gohman Construction Co., B-401877, December 2, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Taking Exception to RFP Requirements General Counsel P.C. Highlight: An Agency may not accept a proposal that takes exception to the Agency’s stated requirements. —————————————————————————————————————————– W. Gohman Construction protested the award of a...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Interior Disposition: Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that an agency’s inclusion of data rights requirements in the solicitation’s evaluation scheme precluded an agency determination that the protester’s proposal was unacceptable on the basis that it took exception...

    Northern Light Productions, B-401182, June 1, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Interior Disposition: Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that an agency’s inclusion of data rights requirements in the solicitation’s evaluation scheme precluded an agency determination that the protester’s proposal was unacceptable on the basis that it took exception...

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