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.

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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 Qwest Government Services, Inc. dba CenturyLink QGS, based on the terms of a request for proposals (RFP), issued by the Department of the Interior (DOI)...

    Qwest Government Services, Inc. dba CenturyLink QGS, B-407835, March 7, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of the Interior Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denied the protest of Qwest Government Services, Inc. dba CenturyLink QGS, based on the terms of a request for proposals (RFP), issued by the Department of the Interior (DOI)...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Social Security Administration Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denies the protest of Harmonia Holdings, LLC, a small business, based on the terms of a request for proposals (RFP), issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA), for geographic information...

    Harmonia Holdings, LLC, B-407186.2; B-407186.3, March 5, 2013

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Social Security Administration Disposition:  Protest denied. General Counsel P.C. Highlight: GAO denies the protest of Harmonia Holdings, LLC, a small business, based on the terms of a request for proposals (RFP), issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA), for geographic information...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Strategic Resources, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest alleging that the awardee’s proposal violated the solicitation’s unclear proposal font requirement is denied where the protester’s proposal does not comply with its own interpretation of...

    Strategic Resources, Inc., B-406841.2, November 27, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Strategic Resources, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest alleging that the awardee’s proposal violated the solicitation’s unclear proposal font requirement is denied where the protester’s proposal does not comply with its own interpretation of...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Telecommunications Support Services, Inc. Agency: Maryland Procurement Office Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably determined that protester’s proposal was unacceptable where the protester failed to submit an adequately written technical proposal in accordance with the solicitation’s instructions. General Counsel...

    Telecommunications Support Services, Inc., B-407305, December 4, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Telecommunications Support Services, Inc. Agency: Maryland Procurement Office Disposition: Protest Denied. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency reasonably determined that protester’s proposal was unacceptable where the protester failed to submit an adequately written technical proposal in accordance with the solicitation’s instructions. General Counsel...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: TestVonics, Inc. Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency unreasonably and unfairly evaluated the past performance of the protester and awardee is denied where record shows that agency’s evaluation was reasonable, consistent with...

    TestVonics, Inc., B-406700.3, December 4, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: TestVonics, Inc. Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency unreasonably and unfairly evaluated the past performance of the protester and awardee is denied where record shows that agency’s evaluation was reasonable, consistent with...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army, Army Material Command Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency held defective discussions is denied where agency did not hold discussions with either offeror, did not invite either offeror to revise...

    Pinnacle Solutions, Inc., B-406998, B-406998.2, October 16, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. Agency: Department of the Army, Army Material Command Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that agency held defective discussions is denied where agency did not hold discussions with either offeror, did not invite either offeror to revise...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Colt Defense, LLC Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Dismissed. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: GAO will not resolve a dispute involving interpretation of a license agreement, even where the amount of the royalty fee under the agreement bears upon evaluation factors...

    Colt Defense, LLC, B-406696.2, November 16, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Colt Defense, LLC Agency: Department of the Army Disposition: Protest Dismissed. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: GAO will not resolve a dispute involving interpretation of a license agreement, even where the amount of the royalty fee under the agreement bears upon evaluation factors...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: ASC Group, Inc. Agency: Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:  Protest that terms of the licensing agreement required by a solicitation for software were unduly restrictive of competition is denied where the agency’s market research...

    ASC Group, Inc., B-407136, November 15, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: ASC Group, Inc. Agency: Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:  Protest that terms of the licensing agreement required by a solicitation for software were unduly restrictive of competition is denied where the agency’s market research...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: North Wind, Inc. Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that an offeror had an immitigable unequal access to information organizational conflict of interest that should have disqualified it from the competition is denied, where...

    North Wind, Inc., B-404880.7, November 5, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: North Wind, Inc. Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest that an offeror had an immitigable unequal access to information organizational conflict of interest that should have disqualified it from the competition is denied, where...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Alares LLC Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of agency’s evaluation of protester’s proposal is denied where the proposal failed to address compliance with infection control procedures and provide a construction safety plan, as required...

    Alares LLC, B-407124, November 7, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Alares LLC Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of agency’s evaluation of protester’s proposal is denied where the proposal failed to address compliance with infection control procedures and provide a construction safety plan, as required...

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