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A firm protested a Defense General Supply Center (DGSC) contract award for incandescent lamps, contending that DGSC improperly rejected its low bid, since its alternate product was equal to the approved-source product the awardee offered. GAO held that DGSC reasonably rejected the protester's bid, since: (1) past procurement history demonstrated problems with alternate products; and (2) the. A firm protested a Defense General Supply Center (DGSC) solicitation for visitor spectacles, contending that the solicitation improperly cited manufacturers' part numbers, rather than providing a detailed purchase description. GAO held that DGSC was not required to provide a narrative purchase description, since its use of the part numbers adequately described its needs. A pre-award protest based on alleged apparent improprieties in the solicitation must be filed before bid opening or the closing date for receipt of proposals. FAR (e). • All other protests must be filed no later than 10 days after the basis of protest is known or should have been known, whichever is . We may also consider compliance with an executive order to the extent the provisions of the order have been expressly incorporated as requirements by the terms of a solicitation, see e.g., Port of Bellingham, B, Dec. 2, , CPD para. (sustaining protest where agency did not reasonably consider whether awardee complied with.
The Government Accountability Office has been publishing its annual bid protest statistics report to Congress since fiscal year That year GAO received 2, new protests and closed 2, For FY , GAO reports that it received 2, new protests and closed 2, Given the changes in contract law and the significant increase in expenditures on federal contracts over the last 20 . Protests of Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) orders remain unaffected by the NDAA and a contractor therefore still may protest to the GAO the award of an FSS order of any value. The NDAA amended 10 U.S.C. § c(e)(1)(B) by substantially increasing the GAO’s jurisdictional threshold for DoD task order protests from $10 million to $25 million. The General Accounting Office last week denied a bid protest by Qwest Communications Inc. over a contract awarded to AT&T for the government's long-distance phone service. In . Merle M. DeLancey Jr. and Lyndsay Gorton Almost daily, clients call our office seeking to protest the award of a federal government contract. Unfortunately, sometimes these calls are too late. While contracts can be protested at the agency level, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”), GAO protests are the most.
The protest concerns an RFP issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for large air tanker services for wild land firefighting. After reviewing the solicitation, one potential offeror filed a pre-award protest arguing that the agency’s restriction on retardant tank sizes (no larger than 5, gallons) was unduly restrictive. The Palantir protest is under a protective order, and further information on its contents and GAO’s decision is not currently available. Palantir filed its protest Feb. 16 in response to the service's December issuance of a request for proposals for the engineering and manufacturing development phase of DCGS-A Increment 2. 1 Bid protests are formal, written objections to an agency’s solicitation for bids or offers; cancellation of a solicitation; or award or proposed award of a contract. See 31 U.S.C. § (1)(A)-(D). For the protest against DOD, see file Number: B (protests dismissed ). For the USIS protest see. Bid Protest Decision Lookup. Bid Protest Decisions for the highlighted year are listed below. To view a Bid Protest Decision in the list, click on its Date of Decision. To view a different year's list of Bid Protests Decisions click on that year. For more information, please contact the Bid Protest Unit at [email protected]