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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Timely Proposal Submission Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Onsite OHS Agency: Department of Energy Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s contention that the agency improperly failed to consider its proposal is denied where the agency did not receive the proposal due to the protester’s misuse of the FedConnect...

    Onsite OHS, B-406449, May 30, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Onsite OHS Agency: Department of Energy Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester’s contention that the agency improperly failed to consider its proposal is denied where the agency did not receive the proposal due to the protester’s misuse of the FedConnect...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Timely Proposal submission General Counsel P.C. Highlight: It is an offeror’s responsibility to deliver its proposal to the proper place at the proper time; proposals that are received after the exact time specified...

    U.S. Aerospace, Inc., B-403464; B-403464.2, October 6, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of the Air Force Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Timely Proposal submission General Counsel P.C. Highlight: It is an offeror’s responsibility to deliver its proposal to the proper place at the proper time; proposals that are received after the exact time specified...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Timely bid submission; Inclement weather delay General Counsel P.C. Highlight: It is an offeror’s responsibility to deliver its proposal to the proper place at the proper time...

    Hunter Contracting Company, B-402575, March 31, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Timely bid submission; Inclement weather delay General Counsel P.C. Highlight: It is an offeror’s responsibility to deliver its proposal to the proper place at the proper time...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Timely proposal submission; Government office closings General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Even though federal employees were allowed a delayed arrival and unscheduled leave, a delayed arrival time or allowance of unscheduled leave does not mean...

    CFS-INC, JV, B-401809.2, March 31, 2010

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: General Services Administration Disposition: Protest denied. Keywords: Timely proposal submission; Government office closings General Counsel P.C. Highlight: Even though federal employees were allowed a delayed arrival and unscheduled leave, a delayed arrival time or allowance of unscheduled leave does not mean...

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  • Link: GAO Opinion Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Disposition: Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency properly rejected protester’s hand-delivered proposal as late where the protester significantly contributed to the late receipt of the proposal by failing to allow sufficient time for timely delivery of...

    ALJUCAR, LLC, B-401148, June 8, 2009

    Link: GAO Opinion Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Disposition: Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Agency properly rejected protester’s hand-delivered proposal as late where the protester significantly contributed to the late receipt of the proposal by failing to allow sufficient time for timely delivery of...

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  • Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of Energy Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest is denied where agency reasonably did not accept protester’s late proposal submission because protester was not the “otherwise successful offeror.” Agency’s rejection of protester’s initial proposal as unacceptable was reasonable where...

    The Sandi Group, Inc., B-401218, June 5, 2009

    Link:   GAO Opinion Agency:          Department of Energy Disposition:  Protest denied. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest is denied where agency reasonably did not accept protester’s late proposal submission because protester was not the “otherwise successful offeror.” Agency’s rejection of protester’s initial proposal as unacceptable was reasonable where...

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