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Agency’s Failure to Document Cost Analysis Negates Award; Hoover Properties, GAO B-418844, B-418844.2

Protest objecting to agency’s costs evaluation is sustained. The protester argued that costs added to its proposal were unreasonably high and that the agency had failed to explain how it arrived at those costs. GAO found that the agency had not provided any documentary support for the costs. Without adequate documentation, GAO concluded that the […]
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Agency had Duty to Inquire About Awardee’s Change In Corporate Structure; HWI Gear, Inc.,...

Protest challenging agency’s failure to inquire about awardee’s size status is sustained. The procurement was set aside for small businesses. The solicitation expressly quoted a FAR provision that stated offerors needed to recertify their size if they underwent a merger or acquisition after the initial offer. Here, the awardee merged with another company after the […]
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Each Procurement Stands Alone: Protester Can’t Rely on Fee It Charged in Another Contract...

Protest objecting to evaluation and best-value analysis is denied. The protester challenged a weakness it received for proposing a high design fee, contending that it had charged higher fees on another contract, so its proposed fee was reasonable. GAO rejected the argument, reasoning that each procurement stands on its own. The fee the protester charged […]
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Agency Entitled to Rely on Awardees’ Representations Concerning TAA Compliance; Coast to Coast Computer...

Protest alleging that awardees had improperly proposed products that did not comply with the Trade Agreements Act is denied. The solicitation required offerors to propose products that either came from the United States or a country designated by the Trade Agreements Act. The protester alleged the awardees had proposed products from a non-designated country. But […]
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Magnitude of Awardee’s Price Premium Did Not Make Best-Value Tradeoff “Facially Deficient”; Janus Global...

Protest challenging the agency’s evaluation and tradeoff decision is denied. The protester objected to the best-value tradeoff arguing that the magnitude of the awardee’s...

Agency Not Obligated to Seek Out Additional Information to Mitigate Concerns Identified in Past...

Protest challenging agency’s evaluation of management approach and past performance is denied. The protester objected to a weakness assessed to its proposed personnel because...

Protester’s Statements that It Understood Agency’s Specifications Did Not Provide Detail Required by Solicitation;...

Protest alleging that agency erred in finding protest technically unacceptable is denied. GAO found that the agency reasonably determined that the protester’s technical approach lacked detail. The protester had stated in its proposal that it understood the agency’s specifications. The solicitation, however, provided that statements of understanding or willingness to comply with standards was inadequate. […]
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Although Majority of Proposal Was Submitted on Time, Agency Reasonably Rejected Proposal as Late;...

Protest challenging the rejection of a proposal as late is denied. The protester submitted a timely copy of one portion of the proposal, but...

Solicitation Contained Enough Information for Vendors to Intelligently Compete; VSolvit, LLC v. United States,...

Protest alleging that solicitation did not provide information for intelligent competition is denied. The solicitation sought IT services. The protester argued the solicitation did not provide enough information about how the incumbent hosted the agency’s development environment. The court found that this argument wrongly assumed that the incumbent’s development environment would be transferred. Instead, however, […]
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“I’m All That and a Bag of Chips”: Agency Appropriately Determined that Protester’s “Strengths”...

Protest challenging evaluation of the protester’s proposal is denied. The protester alleged that the agency discounted the experience of its proposed subcontractor. But the solicitation expressly provided that prime contractor experience was preferred. The protester complained that strengths assessed to its dewatering experience should have been significant strengths. But GAO found that the protester had […]
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