Bid Protests

There are several types of bid protests available for interested parties or disappointed bidders in federal agency procurements, including agency protests (Federal Acquisition Regulation 33.103 and Executive Order 12979), protests before the General Accountability Office, and protests filed with the U. S. Court Read More

GAO Sustains Protest of Contract Award to Different Legal Entity

In Matter of: W.B. Construction and Sons, Inc., B-405874, B-405874.2, December 16, 2011, GAO sustained a protest that the contracting agency improperly awarded an 8(a) contract to an entity that did not participate in the procurement. The construction contract award Read More

Bid Protest Sustained – No Meaningful Discussions in Negotiated Procurement

An agency conducting discussions with an offeror for a government contract must convey the true nature of its concerns for the discussions to be meaningful. GAO sustained the bid protest of AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc., in B-401961, B-401961.2 (December Read More

Government Contracts – Continuing HUBZone Controversy

A May 14, 2010 decision of the GAO – U. S. Government Accountability Office – in B.402494, DGR Associates, Inc., confirms that the GAO’s interpretation of the law governing HUBZone set-asides continues to be in direct conflict with the interpretation Read More

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