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150 Protests And Counting: GAO Suspends “Frequent Protester”

The GAO’s unusual action was taken after the contractor in question filed 150 bid protests in the ongoing fiscal year alone, most of which have been dismissed for technical reasons. Continue reading

GAO: Unequal Opportunity To Revise Pricing Was Improper

According to a recent GAO bid protest decision, merely providing the awardee the opportunity to amend its pricing was erroneous, regardless of whether the awardee took advantage of that opportunity. Continue reading

GSA CTAs: Each Party Must Hold FSS Contract

Each party to a GSA Schedule Contractor Teaming Arrangement must hold the Federal Supply Schedule contract in question. Continue reading

GAO: Key Employee’s Resignation Justified Exclusion From Award

Employee turnover is a part of doing business. But for prospective government contractors, it can be a nightmare. Continue reading

Agency Spam Filter Excludes Proposal; Offeror Loses Protest

An agency’s spam filter prevented an offeror’s proposal from reaching the Contracting Officer in time to be considered for award–and the GAO denied the offeror’s protest of its exclusion. Continue reading

GAO: Agency Need Not Perform Calculations For Offeror

An agency ordinarily is not required to perform calculations to determine whether an offeror’s proposal complies with a solicitation’s requirements, according to the GAO. Continue reading

GAO: “Minimal” Solicitation Changes Justified Cancellation

In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO confirmed that a procuring agency has broad discretion to cancel a solicitation when the agency’s anticipated needs change, and that discretion extends to cases in which the agency’s changed needs could be addressed by amending the existing solicitation. Continue reading

Agency Need Not Put Dollar Value On “Relevant” Past Performance

In a recent bid protest decision, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims rejected a protester’s assertion that the solicitation was required to identify a specific dollar value associated with relevant past performance, finding that the solicitation’s phrasing was sufficient to allow offerors to compete intelligently. Continue reading

Two Isn’t Greater Than Five, GAO Reminds Agency

GAO sustained a protest recently where an agency had given higher past performance scores to a proposal with two relevant examples of past performance than a proposal with five relevant examples. Continue reading

Offeror Attempts To “Evade” RFQ Page Limit; GAO Sustains Protest

An offeror’s apparent attempt to engage in a little proposal gamesmanship has resulted in a sustained GAO bid protest. Continue reading

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