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.

Veterans First Archive

  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kingdomware Technologies Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Request Dismissed. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In light of actions by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Government Accountability Office will no...

    Kingdomware Technologies – Reconsideration, B-407232.2, December 13, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kingdomware Technologies Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Request Dismissed. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: In light of actions by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Government Accountability Office will no...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kingdomware Technologies Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Cancellation of request for quotations (RFQ) issued on a brand name or equal basis was proper where the RFQ failed to list any salient characteristics for use in...

    Kingdomware Technologies, B-407389, December 4, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kingdomware Technologies Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Cancellation of request for quotations (RFQ) issued on a brand name or equal basis was proper where the RFQ failed to list any salient characteristics for use in...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Crosstown Courier Service, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging an agency’s decision not to set aside a procurement for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) is denied where the agency concluded from its market...

    Crosstown Courier Service, Inc., B-407404, November 30, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Crosstown Courier Service, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protest challenging an agency’s decision not to set aside a procurement for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) is denied where the agency concluded from its market...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Phoenix Environmental Design, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:  Protest that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) violated the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, and its implementing regulations when the...

    Phoenix Environmental Design, Inc., B-407104, October 26, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Phoenix Environmental Design, Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest:  Protest that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) violated the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, and its implementing regulations when the...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Aldevra Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: The Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine whether two or more service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns can...

    Aldevra, B-406774, August 21, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Aldevra Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: The Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine whether two or more service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns can...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Aldevra Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protests Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: The Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine whether two or more service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns can...

    Aldevra, B-406608, B-406654, B-406655, B-406656, July 13, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Aldevra Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protests Sustained. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: The Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine whether two or more service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns can...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Pierce First Medical; Alternative Contracting Enterprises, LLC Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Requests for Reconsideration Denied _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protesters’ requests to reconsider our decision denying their protests are denied where the requests merely express disagreement with the prior decision,...

    Pierce First Medical; Alternative Contracting Enterprises, LLC – Reconsideration, B-406291.3, B-406291.4, June 13, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Pierce First Medical; Alternative Contracting Enterprises, LLC Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Requests for Reconsideration Denied _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protesters’ requests to reconsider our decision denying their protests are denied where the requests merely express disagreement with the prior decision,...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kingdomware Technologies Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Sustained _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: The Department of Veterans Affairs improperly used non-mandatory Federal Supply Schedule procedures to procure services, rather than using a set-aside for service disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) concerns,...

    Kingdomware Technologies, B-406507, May 30, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kingdomware Technologies Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protest Sustained _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: The Department of Veterans Affairs improperly used non-mandatory Federal Supply Schedule procedures to procure services, rather than using a set-aside for service disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) concerns,...

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kingdomware Technologies Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Request Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester is not entitled to reimbursement of protest costs after agency took corrective action where protest was not clearly meritorious. General Counsel PC Highlight:  Kingdomware Technologies Inc....

    Kingdomware Technologies – Costs, B-406228.2, May 10, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Kingdomware Technologies Inc. Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Request Denied. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: Protester is not entitled to reimbursement of protest costs after agency took corrective action where protest was not clearly meritorious. General Counsel PC Highlight:  Kingdomware Technologies Inc....

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  • Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Aldevra Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protests Sustained. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: The Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine whether two or more service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns can...

    Aldevra, B-406331, B-406391, April 23, 2012

    Link: GAO Decision Protestor: Aldevra Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Disposition: Protests Sustained. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ GAO Digest: The Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine whether two or more service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns can...

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