Saturday - January 19, 2019
More Recent Headlines
GAO Bid Protests

News stories on federal bid protest decisions issued by the GAO General Counsel.

Featured Stories

GAO Denies Protest by Dehler Manufacturing of San Antonio, Texas
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Dehler Manufacturing of San Antonio, Texas.

According to the GAO, Dehler Manufacturing "protests the issuance of a delivery order to J. Squared, Inc., d/b/a University Loft Company (University Loft), of Greenfield, Indiana, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. W912DY-18-T-0144, issued by the Department of the Army, Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Engineering & Support Center (Corps), for furniture items. Dehler argues the Corps' evaluation of the vendor's quotation was improper, ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by PTC of Needham, Massachusetts
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by PTC of Needham, Massachusetts.

According to the GAO, PTC "challenges a notice of intent to award a sole-source contract to Siemens Government Technologies, Inc., of Arlington, Virginia, issued by the Department of the Air Force for product lifecycle management (PLM) software. The protester alleges that the agency's justification and approval (J&A) supporting the proposed sole-source contract is not consistent with the cited regulatory authority, and is based on a flawed cost analysis."

The ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Global Logistics Providers of Stamford, Connecticut
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Global Logistics Providers of Stamford, Connecticut.

According to the GAO, Global Logistics Providers "protests the award of indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts to four other firms by the Department of the Army, Regional Contracting Office-Africa, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W56PFY-18-R-0001, for surface distribution services within the United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) area of responsibility (AOR). Global protests that the agency's evaluation ignored ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Systems Analysis & Integration of San Diego, California.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Systems Analysis and Integration of San Diego, California.

According to the GAO, Systems Analysis & Integration "protests the award of a contract to HSQ Technology, of Hayward, California, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. W912P518T0003, issued by the Department of the Army, Army Corps of Engineers, for a supply contract to replace components of the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system at four master power plants and five remote power plants. The protester complains ... Show Full Article

GAO Dismisses Protest by Miracorp of Gilbert, Arizona
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision dismissing a bid protest filed by Miracorp of Gilbert, Arizona.

According to the GAO, Miracorp "protests the issuance of a delivery order to RiVidium, Inc., an 8(a) small business located in Manassas, Virginia, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. 89503118RWA000008, issued by the Department of Energy (DOE), for administrative support services. MIRACORP, which is the incumbent contractor for the requirement, challenges the agency's evaluation and award decision."

The bid protest decision (B-416917) was issued on ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Dehler Manufacturing of San Antonio, Texas
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying in part and dismissing in part a bid protest filed by Dehler Manufacturing of San Antonio, Texas.

According to the GAO, Dehler Manufacturing "protests the Department of the Army's award of a contract to Chicago American Manufacturing, of Chicago, Illinois, pursuant to request for quotations (RFQ) No. W912DY-18-T-0113, to provide and install furnishings at specified locations at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Dehler protests that the agency unreasonably evaluated Dehler's past performance as unacceptable and/or ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Miltope of Hope Hull, Alabama
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Miltope of Hope Hull, Alabama.

According to the GAO, Miltope "protests its exclusion from the competitive range and subsequent award of a contract to Leonardo DRS, of Arlington, Virginia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W15QKN-18-R-0037, issued by the Department of the Army, for multipurpose standard automatic test equipment. The protester contends that the agency altered the settings on its sample prior to testing, contrary to the solicitation's evaluation criteria, resulting ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Falken USVI of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Falken USVI of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

According to the GAO, Falken USVI "protests the issuance of a purchase order to Ranger American of the VI Inc., a small business located in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), pursuant to request for quotations (RFQ) No. 70FBR218Q00000999_01 for security guard services at various U.S. Virgin Island locations. The protester alleges that the agency failed to ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by DynaLantic of Ozark, Alabama
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by DynaLantic of Ozark, Alabama.

According to the GAO, DynaLantic "protests the exclusion of its proposal from the competitive range under request for proposals (RFP) No. W900KK-18-R-0004, issued by the Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command-Orlando, for the production, installation, and support of two utility helicopter (UH)-60A flight training devices (FTDs). DynaLantic protests that the agency unreasonably evaluated its proposal and improperly eliminated DynaLantic from the ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by TWD & Associates of McLean, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by TWD and Associates of McLean, Virginia.

According to the GAO, TWD & Associates "protests the Department of the Navy's award of a task order to Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., of McLean, Virginia, pursuant to request for proposals (RFP) No. N00174-17-R-3024, to provide information technology (IT) support services for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). TWD, the incumbent contractor, challenges various aspects of the agency's source selection process, including the agency's technical evaluation, ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by American Southwest Electric of Las Vegas, Nevada
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by American Southwest Electric of Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to the GAO, American Southwest Electric "protests the award of a contract to Ames Construction, Inc., of Aurora, Colorado, under invitation for bids (IFB) No. W9128F18B0006, issued by the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers (Corps), Omaha District, for the construction of a replacement irrigation diversion weir and fish bypass channel. The protester argues that the Corps improperly awarded the contract before time had ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Science Applications International of Reston, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Science Applications International of Reston, Virginia.

According to the GAO, Science Applications International "protests the issuance of a task order to CACI, Inc.-Federal, of Chantilly, Virginia, under task order request (TORFP) No. ID07180010, issued by the General Services Administration (GSA) on behalf of the Army Research Development and Engineering Command, Communications-Electronics, Research, Development and Engineering Center, Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate, ... Show Full Article

GAO Dismisses Protest by Dehler Manufacturing of San Antonio, Texas
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision dismissing a bid protest filed by Dehler Manufacturing of San Antonio, Texas.

According to the GAO, Dehler Manufacturing "protests the issuance of a delivery order to Chicago American Manufacturing LLC, of Chicago, Illinois, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. W912DY-18-T-0241, issued by the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Army Engineering & Support Center (Corps), for the provision and installation of furnishings. Dehler argues the Small Business Administration (SBA) erred in denying Dehler ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by UltiSat of Gaithersburg, Maryland
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by UltiSat of Gaithersburg, Maryland.

According to the GAO, UltiSat "protests the issuance of a task order to DRS Global Enterprise Solutions, Inc., of Dulles, Virginia, pursuant to request for quotations (RFQ) No. 70FA5018Q00000001, issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for contingency satellite services. UltiSat challenges various aspects of the evaluation of quotations and the resulting source selection decision."

The bid protest ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Strategi Consulting of Chevy Chase, Maryland, Signature Consulting Group of Windsor Mill, Maryland
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Strategi Consulting of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Signature Consulting Group of Windsor Mill, Maryland.

According to the GAO, Strategi Consulting and Signature Consulting Group "protest the issuance of a task order to NewWave Telecom & Technologies, Inc., of Elkridge, Maryland, by the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), under task order request for proposals (TORP) No. 75FCMC18R0003, for support of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by NextStep Technology of Lorton, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by NextStep Technology of Lorton, Virginia.

According to the GAO, NextStep Technology "protests the establishment of a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with Federal Integrated Systems Corporation (Federal), of Alexandria, Virginia, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. 693JJ418Q000011, issued by the United States Department of Transportation for professional and administrative support services for various divisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The protester ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by Network Security Systems Plus of Falls Church, Virginia
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by Network Security Systems Plus of Falls Church, Virginia.

According to the GAO, Network Security Systems Plus "protests the issuance of a task order to AbleVets, LLC, of Chantilly, Virginia, under task order request for proposals (RFP) No. N65236-18-R-3086, issued by the Department of the Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), for cyber security service provider (CSSP) vulnerability analysis and audit support. NSSPlus, the incumbent contractor, challenges the evaluation ... Show Full Article

GAO Denies Protest by BeaverFit North America of Reno, Nevada
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a decision denying a bid protest filed by BeaverFit North America of Reno, Nevada.

According to the GAO, BeaverFit North America "protests the award of a contract to Mobile Fitness Equipment, Inc. (MFE), of Braintree, Massachusetts, under request for quotations (RFQ) No. W9124718R0020, issued by the Department of the Army, Mission Installation Contracting Command, for shipping container gyms. BeaverFit alleges that the agency unreasonably evaluated quotations and made an unreasonable source selection decision."

The bid protest ... Show Full Article