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.

Task Orders Archive

  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of State Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of ValidaTek, Inc., based on the Department of State’s (DOS) issuance of a task order to Zolon Tech, Inc., under a request for proposals (RFP) for information...

    ValidaTek, Inc., B-407623, January 17, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of State Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of ValidaTek, Inc., based on the Department of State’s (DOS) issuance of a task order to Zolon Tech, Inc., under a request for proposals (RFP) for information...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protests sustained. General Counsel P.C. Highlight:  GAO sustained the protests of Mission Essential Personnel, LLC (MEP), regarding the issuance of two task orders to L-3 STRATIS, under a task order request for proposals (RFP), issued by...

    Mission Essential Personnel, LLC, B-407474; B-407493, January 7, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Army Disposition:  Protests sustained. General Counsel P.C. Highlight:  GAO sustained the protests of Mission Essential Personnel, LLC (MEP), regarding the issuance of two task orders to L-3 STRATIS, under a task order request for proposals (RFP), issued by...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Interior Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Environment International Ltd. (EI), regarding the award of a task order to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), by the National Parks Service (NPS), Department of...

    Environment International Ltd., B-407705, January 28, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Interior Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Environment International Ltd. (EI), regarding the award of a task order to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), by the National Parks Service (NPS), Department of...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: The Ross Group Construction Corporation Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Request Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Request that an agency reimburse protester for proposal preparation costs is denied where the agency acted within its discretion to require re-certification of small business...

    The Ross Group Construction Corporation – Request for Modification of Remedy, B-405180.3, August 7, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: The Ross Group Construction Corporation Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Request Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Request that an agency reimburse protester for proposal preparation costs is denied where the agency acted within its discretion to require re-certification of small business...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Cygnus Corporation Agency: National Institutes of Health Disposition: Protest Denied in part, Dismissed in part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that task orders for scientific, professional and technical support services were outside the scope of a requirements contract is denied where the...

    Cygnus Corporation, B-406350, B-406350.2, April 11, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Cygnus Corporation Agency: National Institutes of Health Disposition: Protest Denied in part, Dismissed in part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that task orders for scientific, professional and technical support services were outside the scope of a requirements contract is denied where the...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kevcon, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Dismissed. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________  GAO Digest: Challenge to the protester’s exclusion from a task order competition conducted under Title 41 of the U.S. Code is dismissed where the task order is valued at less...

    Kevcon, Inc., B-406418, March 7, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kevcon, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Dismissed. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________  GAO Digest: Challenge to the protester’s exclusion from a task order competition conducted under Title 41 of the U.S. Code is dismissed where the task order is valued at less...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Serco Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1.  For purpose of determining GAO jurisdiction over challenge to award of task order, value of option to extend services under clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation § 52.217-8...

    Serco Inc., B-406061.1, B-406061.2, February 1, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Serco Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1.  For purpose of determining GAO jurisdiction over challenge to award of task order, value of option to extend services under clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation § 52.217-8...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Justice Disposition:  Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest of alleged improprieties apparent on face of task order solicitation, filed after issuance of the task order, is dismissed as untimely under GAO’s Bid Protest Regulations. 2. Protest that the...

    Innovative Technologies Corporation, B-401689; B-401689.2; B-401689.3, November 9, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Justice Disposition:  Protest denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest of alleged improprieties apparent on face of task order solicitation, filed after issuance of the task order, is dismissed as untimely under GAO’s Bid Protest Regulations. 2. Protest that the...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc. Agency: National Archives and Records Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency’s evaluation of quotations and its selection of a lower-rated, lower-priced quotation for issuance of a task order, in a procurement where technical considerations...

    General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc., B-406030, B-406030.3, January 25, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc. Agency: National Archives and Records Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency’s evaluation of quotations and its selection of a lower-rated, lower-priced quotation for issuance of a task order, in a procurement where technical considerations...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    General Services Administration Disposition:  Protest denied. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________  GAO Digest: Protest against issuance of task order is denied where the agency record of its evaluation of quotations was reasonable and consistent with the terms of the solicitation, and the contracting officer appropriately...

    Delta Building Services, Inc., B-405327.2; B-405327.3, October 21, 2011

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    General Services Administration Disposition:  Protest denied. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________  GAO Digest: Protest against issuance of task order is denied where the agency record of its evaluation of quotations was reasonable and consistent with the terms of the solicitation, and the contracting officer appropriately...

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