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Protest of Disc Rejection of Bid, U.S. GAO, March 21, 1995.

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  Bid protests at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) have spawned a distinct area of the law. With multiple evaluation schemes to consider, there are an ever-growing number of strategies for disappointed offerors to challenge alleged agency procurement errors.. Just like there are best practices for bid protests, there are also strategies to avoid at all costs. protests were not enacted until the mids, the GAO has been hearing bid protests since the s James F. Nagle and Adam K. Lasky practice law with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, Seattle, Washing-ton. This article is an expanded discussion of GAO bid protests from their chapter on bid protests in Federal Government Construction.

  By Keith R. Szeliga, Marko W. Kipa and Jessica M. Madon. The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) is authorized to hear pre-award and post-award bid protest cases. While protests often focus on post-award challenges to an agency’s evaluation, there are many meritorious protest grounds that must be raised, if at all, prior to the closing date for receipt for proposals. Comptroller General Bid Protest Docket – Searchable; Government Accountability Office Reports and Testimony – Browse by Date (Past Year) GAO’s Principles of Federal Appropriations Law: Volume I () (GAO Red Book) (PDF) GAO’s Principles of Federal Appropriations Law: Volume II () (PDF).

Bid protests at GAO: a descriptive guide. [United States. General Accounting Office. NW, Rm. LM, Washington ): U.S. General Accounting Office, (OCoLC) Online version: United States. General Accounting Office. Office of the General Counsel. Bid protests at GAO. Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors. GAO Bid Protests: An Overview of Time Frames and Procedures Congressional Research Service Summary For purposes of federal law, a bid protest involves a written objection to the conduct of government agencies in acquiring supplies and services for their direct use or benefit.


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Protest of Disc Rejection of Bid, U.S. GAO, March 21, 1995 Download PDF EPUB FB2

A firm protested the Defense Industrial Supply Center's rejection of its bid. GAO held that the Protest of Disc Rejection of Bid untimely filed its protest more than 10 days after it knew the basis of protest.

Accordingly, the protest. A firm protested the Defense U.S. GAO Supply Center's (DISC) rejection of its bid for multiple leg steel slings as nonresponsive, contending that: (1) the solicitation was defective; (2) DISC improperly evaluated its technical proposal based on unstated evaluation criteria; and (3) DISC should have suspended contract performance pending the outcome of its protest.

A firm protested the rejection of its bid under a solicitation issued by the District of Columbia to procure mobile trash collection carts. The protester was low bidder on the solicitation and was asked by the District to furnish a sample of the model which it had bid.

After examining the bid samples, the District concluded that the protester's bid was nonresponsive and nonresponsible because. A firm protested the Defense Industrial Supply Center's (DISC) rejection of its bid under a solicitation for survivors' slings.

DISC rejected the bid as nonresponsive because the protester failed to complete a portion of the bid listing its performance location. The protester contended that: (1) it listed the performance location several times in its bid; and (2) DISC was aware of its.

A firm, the apparent low bidder, protested the rejection of its bid as nonresponsive for failure to include prices for items listed in an invitation for bids (IFB) issued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The IFB, which was amended three times, solicited bids for a quantity of foot rescue boats with an option for up to three additional boats, including related support items.

Howevert even if we use this figure, Coakley's bid of $, was still approximately 17 percent higher than the Government's estimate, This Office has upheld the rejection of bids and readvertisement where the lowest eligible bid exceeded the Govern-mentt s estimate by.

On January 3,Continental Services filed bid protest at the General Accountability Office (“GAO”). Compl. at Because Continental Services filed a bid protest in the GAO within five days of receiving a debriefing, the bid protest triggered an automatic stay of the performance, pursuant to 31 U.S.C.

§ (d)(3)(A), (4)(B). Under the bid protest provisions of the Competition in Contracting Act of31 U.S.C. et seq. (), and our Bid Protest Regulations, 4 C.F.R. (a) (), only an interested party may protest a federal procurement. GEA protests the agency's rejection of its proposal for exceeding the page limitation.

Protest at 3. GEA contends that the additional proposal pages were the result of unclear solicitation instructions and a "partially defective" SBIR submission website. bid guarantee. All other bids were rejected as either nonresponsive to the terms and conditions of the solicitation or unreasonable as-to price.

On Mathe contracting officer advised Display of the reason for bid rejection and invited the firm along, with others to submit by Maa. federal agencies by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in bid protest decisions.4 GAO is not the only forum with authority to hear bid protests involving federal acquisitions.

5 The procuring agency and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims can also hear bid protests. protests. This is the eighth edition of Bid Protests at GAO: A Descriptive Guide, prepared by th e Office of the General Counsel to aid those interested in GAO’s bid protest process. We issued the first edition of this booklet in to facilitate greater public familiarity with the bid protest process at GAO.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent agency that works for Congress. The GAO watches over Congress, and investigates how the federal government spends taxpayers dollars. The Comptroller General of the United States is the leader of the GAO, and is appointed to a year term by the U.S.

President. Our Bid Protest Procedures require that protests be filed within 10 working days of the date the basis for protest is known or should have been known, which-ever is earlier.

4 C.F.R. § (b)(2) (). DREW argues that the protest is untimely under the foregoing section because the protest was filed more than days after DH-EW responded. GAO Bid Protests: Trends and Analysis Congressional Research Service Summary Bid protests on federal government contracts filed with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) have received congressional scrutiny due to protests of high-profile awards and reports that the number of protests.

BID PROTESTS A7 GAO A' DESCRIPTIVE GUIDE This booklet responds to the need for greater familiarity with the bid protest process. In recent years our attorneys have noted an increase in the frequency of questions about where, when, and how to file protests, about how GAO handles the protests.

Government Accountability Office (GAO), or (3) the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) This report briefly analyzes the varying legal procedures applicable to bid protests under each forum, which may be relevant to Congress as it assesses potential reforms to the bid protest.

a GAO bid protest, your business needs to act fast. For protests concerning solicitation defects apparent before bid opening, the protest must be filed before the date proposals are due. Deadlines for filing bid protests that arise after bid opening can vary, but the general rule of thumb is: • 10 calendar days after you “knew or should have.

efficiency of the GAO bid-protest process. Part II chronicles the development of the GAO protest mechanism and discusses the bid-protest regime, as established by CICA, which explains the present dominance of the GAO as the primary federal bid CONG.

REC. S (statement of Senator Cohen). 31 U.S.C. §§ –56 (). Attorney Frank V. Reilly provides a quick outline of GAO Bid Protest procedural basics in under 3 minutes.

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) 1, March. 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 FYGAO 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 .GAO must provide notice of protest to the agency within 1 day of receipt.

Pre-award protest: •Agency may not award the contract while protest is pending. Post-award protest: •Agency must suspend performance if— Agency receives notice of protest within 10 days of award.

•Note: Effect on protest .12 Percentage resolved without a formal GAO decision after ADR. _____ Source: Office of the General Counsel, U.

S. Government Accountability Office. Also see: GAO Bid Protests: Trends, Analysis, and Options for Congress; Congressional Research Service, Febru