Topic Archives: Protests & Litigation

Litigation
September 26, 2016Protests & Litigation

A Road Less Traveled: Agency-Level Protests

An agency just messed up a procurement, and you want to protest.  Where do you go?  The vast majority of bid protests are filed with the Government Accountability Office (GAO).  A far smaller percentage of protests are brought as lawsuits before the Court of Federal Claims.  It is easy to forget there is a third ...›

Protests and Litigation
September 9, 2016Protests & Litigation

Department of Energy Rescinds $5 Billion Award Due to Contractor Sale After Bid Submission

A string of recent decisions have found the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) struggling with the impact of corporate transactions on pending proposals. See FCi Federal, Inc., B-408558.7, B-408558.8, Aug. 5, 2015, 2015 CPD ¶ 245 (overturning award where “as a result of the sale . . . the original proposal, upon which the award decision was based, no longer reflects the intended approach to performance”); see also ...›

Litigation
September 6, 2016Protests & Litigation

August 2016 Protest Roundup

We’re rolling out a new monthly feature on our Government Contracts Insights blog, presenting a handful of interesting bid protests from the preceding month. Rather than exhaustively analyzing each decision, we will highlight a few protest grounds that we think are noteworthy or just good reminders for companies competing for contracts and agencies conducting procurements. ...›

Litigation
September 1, 2016Protests & Litigation

GAO Post-Award Protest Timeline

We’re excited to announce a new series of infographics on our Government Contracts Insights blog. These infographics will highlight key trends and tips for companies in the government contracting community. Our first infographic focuses on the GAO Post-Award Protest Timeline, providing an in-depth timeline from Day 1 to Day 100 along with tips to navigate the timeline most effectively. ...›

Litigation
August 9, 2016Protests & Litigation

Analyzing Price Realism: When A Deal Is Too Good To Be True

Ordinarily, agencies may not evaluate whether an offeror’s price in a fixed-price acquisition is unrealistic (or “too low”). In Valor Healthcare, Inc., B-412960; B-412960.2, July 15, 2016, 2016 CPD ¶ ___, however, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reminded parties that when a solicitation calls for such a price-realism analysis, an agency’s failure to do so may provide disappointed offerors with a viable protest ground. ...›