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Analysis: What the decline in bid protests really means

Experts say the 2 percent drop in the number of contracting complaints to GAO disproves the theory that as federal spending drops, contractors will file more protests. Ralph White, the managing associate general counsel for procurement law at GAO, said agencies and vendors have a better understanding than ever about their likelihood of success.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , contracting , industry , GAO , Dan Gordon , George Washington University , bid protest , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 04:53am EST
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27 vendors protest awards under DHS $22B IT services contract

Unsuccessful bidders of one unrestricted portion of the EAGLE II contract are taking their arguments to GAO to try to get a spot on the multiple-award contract. Documents show DHS made no awards to any company whose total bid was more than $500 million.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , GAO , DHS , Mike McCaul , House Homeland Security Committee , Eagle II , bid protest , Nick Nayak , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/13/2013, 12:18pm EST
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GAO denies SAIC protest of Defense IT contract

A massive contract awarded to Lockheed Martin in June to manage the Defense Information Systems Agency's Global Information Grid remains in place after the Government Accountability Office denied a bid protest from fellow contractor SAIC. Despite SAIC's allegations, GAO found DISA had reasonably evaluated Lockheed's proposal as well as claims of an organization conflict of interest.

Tags: DISA , Global Information Grid , SAIC , Lockheed Martin , GAO , Gerry Fasano , bid protest , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 04:18pm EDT

VA, House lawmakers spar over veteran-owned contracting program

The department must decide by Dec. 15 whether or not it will follow GAO's recommendations after losing a bid protest decision. VA tries to explain why service-disabled veteran owned firms do not receive the highest priority for all contracts. Lawmakers express frustration over the agency's explanation.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Thomas Leney , Jack Thompson , Bill Johnson , GAO , Greg Kutz , Small business contracting , Service disabled veteran-owned business , Veteran-owned small business , Small business goals , bid protest , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:19am EST
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GAO to reaffirms right to hear task order protests

Even though the legislative authority expired in May, GAO determined it still can decide task order complaints because of the Competition in Contracting Act.

Tags: contracting , industry , GAO , GSA , DISA , Congress , Michael Golden , Pepper Hamilton , bid protest , task order protest , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 07:57am EDT
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GAO: contract protests hit 15-year high

Bid protests are up, which means so is the workload at GAO. The Government Accountability Office's Ralph White explains what's involved.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , GAO , bid protests , contracting

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 09:31am EST
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