Category Archives: GAO

Bid Protest Explosion – An Overview Of Federal Bid Protests

With more contractors fighting over procurements, it is important for companies that conduct business with the federal government, or that are thinking about conducting business with the federal government, to understand the bid protest process.  Such an understanding is necessary … Continue reading

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GAO timeliness rules Require Offeror Diligence and Vigilance

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) bid protest decision illustrates the strict timeliness rules that companies must follow in order to have their protests heard at GAO and the consequences when a company fails to adhere to these rules.  In … Continue reading

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Caution! When Reliance on The Contracting Officer’s Advice Puts You at Risk

A recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) case reminds us of GAO’s strict stance on when a contractor may (or may not) rely on the advice of a Contracting Officer. In NCI Information Systems, Inc., B-405745, Dec. 14, 2011, the … Continue reading

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GAO Affirms That The VA Must Determine if Procurements Can Be Set-Aside for SDVOSB Firms

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently sustained two bid protests filed by service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) on account of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) failure to determine if the contracts could be set-aside for SDVOSB firms.  The cases are … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Congress Extends GAO’s Jurisdiction Over Protests of Civilian Task and Delivery Order Contracts

As this blog previously reported, the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) jurisdiction over protests of civilian task and delivery order contracts was put in jeopardy over the summer after the statute authorizing it to take those cases expired.  Although GAO asserted … Continue reading

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