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Protest Challenging Agency’s Evaluation of Satellite Proposals Plummets to Earth; UltiSat Inc., GAO B-418146.2,...

Protest challenging agency’s technical evaluation is denied. The protester contended that it should have received a strength for proposing an energy efficient solution. But GAO found that the agency had not sought an energy efficient nor was an energy sufficient encompassed by the evaluation criteria. Thus, the agency had not erred failing to assign a […]
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No Costs for Meritorious Supplemental Protest that Was Not Related to Initial, Non-Meritorious Protest...

Request for recommendation of reimbursement of protest costs is denied. The agency took corrective action shortly the protester filed a supplemental protest. The protester claimed it was entitled to protest costs because the agency delayed in taking corrective action. GAO found that the protester’s initial protest was not clearly meritorious. Thus, the protester was only […]
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Protest Challenging Sole Source Award of Blimp Contract Grounded by GAO; Bravura Information Technology...

Protest challenging sole-source award is denied. The protester claimed a sole source award was improper because the protester could meet the agency’s needs by teaming with another company. GAO, however, was not persuaded. The awardee was the only company capable of satisfying the agency’s requirements, and the awardee had already advised the agency it had […]
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Protester Not Entitled to Costs for Agency’s Failure to Take Corrective Action in Response...

Request for reimbursement of protest costs is denied. The agency took corrective action almost immediately after the protest was filed. The protester argued that it was entitled to reimbursement of protest costs because the agency had refused to take corrective action when the protester filed a previous agency-level protest. But GAO found that the bid […]
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Agency Error In Assessing Contract Value of Past Performance Reference Not Prejudicial Where Protester...

Protest challenging the agency’s past performance evaluation is denied. GAO found that the agency had made an error in assessing the value of one the protester’s past performance references. Nevertheless, GAO concluded the protester had not been prejudiced by the error because the protester could not demonstrate the actual value of that reference. The protester […]
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Federal Circuit Denies Oracle’s Appeal Challenging JEDI Procurement; Oracle America, Inc. v. United States,...

COFC decision denying Oracle’s protest of DoD’s JEDI procurement is affirmed. Oracle alleged that DoD had erred in deciding to award the JEDI contract...

Agency Not Required to Evaluate Qualifications of Alternate Key Personnel; Mainstream IP Solutions, GAO...

Protest challenging the agency’s technical evaluation is denied. The protester contended that the agency had erred in finding that its proposed site manager did not have three years of experience managing telecommunications operations. GAO, however, found the protester had misinterpreted the three-year requirement. The requirement mandated that the manager have a total of 36 months […]
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Protester Not Entitled to Costs for Agency’s Delay in Implementing Corrective Action; ORBIS Sibro,...

Request for reimbursement of protest costs is denied. The protester alleged it was entitled to costs because the agency had delayed in implementing corrective action following a protest. GAO found that the agency had not delayed. The agency had already taken steps to implement the corrective action. To the extent the agency had delayed, it […]
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“The Past is Never Dead. It’s Not Even Past”: Protester Can’t Overcome Subpar Past...

Protest challenging the agency’s technical and past performance evaluations is denied. The protester alleged the agency disparately evaluated technical proposals, but GAO found that...

GAO Lacks Jurisdiction to Hear Protest Involving Request for Information Issued for Market Research;...

Protests challenging agency’s decision to exclude vendors from the procurement is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. The agency issued a request for information to assess companies capable of meeting its requirements. The agency identified several companies to whom it would issue a solicitation. Two companies who were not identified protested, alleging that the agency had […]
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