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.

Timeliness of Protest Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Cyberdata Technologies, Inc. Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s argument that its technically acceptable quotation was excluded from the competition without consideration of price in a best value acquisition for the establishment of blanket purchase agreements...

    Cyberdata Technologies, Inc., B-406692, August 8, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Cyberdata Technologies, Inc. Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s argument that its technically acceptable quotation was excluded from the competition without consideration of price in a best value acquisition for the establishment of blanket purchase agreements...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Millennium Space Systems, Inc. Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Dismissed in Part; Denied in Part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: A debriefing provided in a procurement conducted as a Broad Agency Announcement pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) § 6.102(d)(2)...

    Millennium Space Systems, Inc., B-406771, August 17, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Millennium Space Systems, Inc. Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest Dismissed in Part; Denied in Part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: A debriefing provided in a procurement conducted as a Broad Agency Announcement pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) § 6.102(d)(2)...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Qwest Government Services, Inc. Agency: Department of the Interior Disposition: Protest Denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency’s assessment of risk in the protester’s price proposal was reasonable where the protester based its price on assumptions that were not stated in the solicitation....

    Qwest Government Services, Inc., B-405425, B-405425.3, December 9, 2011

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Qwest Government Services, Inc. Agency: Department of the Interior Disposition: Protest Denied. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency’s assessment of risk in the protester’s price proposal was reasonable where the protester based its price on assumptions that were not stated in the solicitation....

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: CH2M Hill Antarctic Support, Inc. Agency: National Science Foundation Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging the assignment of an evaluation rating for the protester’s technical proposal is denied where the rating was reasonable and consistent with the terms of...

    CH2M Hill Antarctic Support, Inc., B-406325, B-406325.2, B-406325.3, April 18, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: CH2M Hill Antarctic Support, Inc. Agency: National Science Foundation Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging the assignment of an evaluation rating for the protester’s technical proposal is denied where the rating was reasonable and consistent with the terms of...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Estrategy, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied in part and Dismissed in part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency properly cancelled solicitation where the agency could not determine that any of the offerors’ proposed prices, which significantly exceeded the government...

    Estrategy, Inc., B-406466, B-406467, May 4, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Estrategy, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied in part and Dismissed in part. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency properly cancelled solicitation where the agency could not determine that any of the offerors’ proposed prices, which significantly exceeded the government...

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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 Opinion Agency: Department of Labor Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Timeliness of Protest General Counsel P.C. Highlight: A protester may not passively await information providing a basis for protest. Rather, a protester has an affirmative obligation to diligently pursue such information and a protester’s failure to...

    Waterfront Technologies, Inc., B-403638.3, February 22, 2011

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Labor Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Timeliness of Protest General Counsel P.C. Highlight: A protester may not passively await information providing a basis for protest. Rather, a protester has an affirmative obligation to diligently pursue such information and a protester’s failure to...

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  • Agencies: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Dismissed Keywords: Terms of the solicitation; time for filing General Counsel, P.C. Highlight: Any challenge to the terms of a solicitation as being overly restrictive must be filed prior to the time for receipt of proposals. —————————————————————————————————————————– Esterhill Boat...

    Esterhill Boat Service Corp., U.S. Court of Federal Claims Case No. 09-735C, January 28, 2010

    Agencies: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Dismissed Keywords: Terms of the solicitation; time for filing General Counsel, P.C. Highlight: Any challenge to the terms of a solicitation as being overly restrictive must be filed prior to the time for receipt of proposals. —————————————————————————————————————————– Esterhill Boat...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Defense Logistics Agency Disposition:  Protest dismissed. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of award that was filed more than 10 calendar days after receipt during business hours of the agency’s email notification of award is untimely; for purposes of our timeliness rules, the...

    Golight Inc., B-401866, September 10, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Defense Logistics Agency Disposition:  Protest dismissed. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest of award that was filed more than 10 calendar days after receipt during business hours of the agency’s email notification of award is untimely; for purposes of our timeliness rules, the...

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  • Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition:  Protest dismissed in part and denied in part. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest that agency improperly failed to make sole-source award to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern and impermissibly competed the acquisition on an unrestricted...

    CES Industries, Inc., B-401427, September 1, 2009

    Link:         GAO Opinion Agency:    Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition:  Protest dismissed in part and denied in part. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: 1. Protest that agency improperly failed to make sole-source award to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern and impermissibly competed the acquisition on an unrestricted...

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