Bid Protests
Comptroller General

Outside the scope of GSA schedule contract.  See Bluewater Management Group, LLC B-414785: Sep 18, 2017 (September 22, 2017)

Source Selection Authority’s selection decision.  See The Arcanum Group, Inc. B-413682.2, B-413682.3: Mar 29, 2017 (September 18, 2017)

Source Selection Authority’s selection decision.  See The Arcanum Group, Inc. B-413682.2, B-413682.3: Mar 29, 2017 (September 18, 2017)

Small buisiness set-aside.  Rule-of-two, sole-source.  See Synchrogenix Information Strategies, LLC B-414068.4: Sep 8, 2017 (September 14, 2017)

Certificate of Competency.  See Sea Box, Inc. B-414742: Sep 6, 2017.  (September 11, 2017)

Jurisdiction, subcontract.  See The Boeing Company; Bombardier, Inc. B-414706, B-414380.2: Aug 25, 2017(September 8, 2017)

Incomplete pricing proposal, clarifications, fair and reasonable price.  See FedResults, Inc. B-414641: Aug 8, 2017 (September 8, 2017)

Limitation on subcontracting.  See Crosstown Courier Service, Inc. B-414752: Sep 1, 2017. (September 6, 2017)

Responsibility determination, pending bankruptcy.  See SaxmanOne, LLC B-414748, B-414748.3: Aug 22, 2017 (September 1, 2017)

FAR subpart 8.4 procedures.  See Phoenix Environmental Design, Inc. B-414743: Aug 30, 2017 (August 31, 2017)

Price reasonableness, estimated quantities, single line item, unbalanced prices.  See David Jones, CPA PC B-414701: Aug 25, 2017 (August 28, 2017)

Untimely response to agency report.  See PennaGroup, LLC B-414840.2, B-414841.2: Aug 25, 2017 (August 28, 2017)

Unequal discussions.  See Global Language Center B-413503.8: Jun 1, 2017 (August 24, 2017)

Unacceptable quotation, interpretation, dictionary definition.  See Bluehorse Corporation B-414809: Aug 18, 2017 (August 22, 2017)

Cancellation of solicitation.  See Henry's Aerial Service, Inc.; Evergreen Flying Services, Inc. B-414238.7, B-414238.9: Aug 10, 2017 (August 21, 2017)

Unequal and therefore improper discussions.  See YWCA of Greater Los Angeles B-414596, B-414596.2, B-414596.3: Jul 24, 2017 (August 17, 2017)

Cost realism, cost adjustment.  See Orbital Sciences Corporation B-414603, B-414603.2: Jul 26, 2017 (August 15, 2017)

Overeliance on competitor's design.  See Simplex Aerospace B-414566.2: Aug 8, 2017

(August 10, 2017)

HUBZone set-aside, market research.  See JRS Staffing Services B-414630, B-414630.2: Jul 28, 2017 (August 8, 2017)

Small Business, affiliate, economic dependence.  See Veterans Technology, LLC and MDW Associates, LLC v. U. S. No. 16-1489, August 2, 2017  (August 7, 2017)

Price realism, time-and-materials.  See HP Enterprise Services, LLC B-413888.2, B-413888.3, B-413888.4, B-413888.5: Jun 21, 2017 (August 4, 2017)

Professional Employee Compensation.  See SURVICE Engineering Company, LLC B-414519: Jul 5, 2017 (August 4, 2017)

Government seeking clarifications.  See Defense Base Services, Inc. B-414591: Jul 12, 2017 (August 2, 2017)

Meaningful discussions.  See Piton Science and Technology B-414634: Jul 28, 2017 (August 1, 2017)

Waiver from nonmanufacturer rule.  See AeroSage, LLC B-414640, B-414640.3: Jul 27, 2017.  (July 31, 2017)

Predecessor company, subcontractor, key personnel.  See MLU Services, Inc. B-414555.3, B-414555.6: Jul 17, 2017 (July 31, 2017)

Cancellation, new competition, or amend existing solicitation.  See RCR Properties, G.P. B-414590: Jul 21, 2017 (July 28, 2017)

E-mail proposal not found.  See Ghazanfar Neft Gas LTD B-414636: Jul 21, 2017 (July 25, 2017)

Brand name or equal.  See Bluehorse Corporation B-414578: Jul 20, 2017 (July 24, 2017)

Interested party.  See MINACT, Inc. B-414615, B-414615.2: Jul 12, 2017 (July 17, 2017)

Cancellation of solicitation.  See Tien Walker B-414623.2, B-414623.3: Jul 10, 2017.  (July 12, 2017)

Government's duty to inquire.  See Valkyrie Enterprises, LLC B-414516: Jun 30, 2017.  (July 10, 2017)

Small Business Innovation Research.  See Global Aerospace Corporation B-414514: Jul 3, 2017 (July 6, 2017)

Procurement Integrity Act.  See Dell Services Federal Government, Inc. B-414461, B-414461.2: Jun 21, 2017.  (July 3, 2017)

Low price, clarifications.  See Pontiac Flying LLC B-414433, B-414433.2, B-414433.3: Jun 12, 2017.  (July 3, 2017)

Competitive range.  See Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. B-414360: May 19, 2017 (June 28, 2017)

Solicitation requirements.  See Glock, Inc. B-414401: Jun 5, 2017 (June 26, 2017)

Past performance, questionnaire, sister companies.  See PacArctic, LLC B-413914.3, B-413914.4: May 30, 2017 (June 22, 2017)

Past performance, neutral rating.  See SITEC Consulting, LLC; VariQ Corporation; Logistics Systems, Inc. B-413526.4, B-413526.5, B-413526.6, B-413526.7: Apr 3, 2017 (June 21, 2017)

Timeliness, FSS procurement, debriefing exception, contracting officer's mischaracterization.  See IR Technologies B-414430, B-414430.2, B-414430.3: Jun 6, 2017 (June 20, 2017)

Unequally evaluation of price quotations.  See Red River Computer Company, Inc. B-414183.4, B-414183.6, B-414183.7: Jun 2, 2017 (June 19, 2017)

Price realism evaluation, offeror's understanding of technical requirements.  See Next Tier Concepts, Inc.; MAXIMUS Federal Services, Inc. B-414337, B-414337.2: May 15, 2017.  (June 14, 2017)

Termination of awarded contracts, cancellation of solicitation, post-award alterations of the record, integrity of procurement process, changed requirements.  See EDC Consulting, LLC; Cybermedia Technologies, Inc.; et al  B-414175.10, et al. Jun 9, 2017.  (June 13, 2017)

Organizational conflict of interest:  Biased Ground Rules, Unequal Access to Information, Impaired Objectivity.  See Accenture Federal Services, LLC B-414268.3, B-414268.4, B-414268.5: May 30, 2017 (June 12, 2017)

Outside the scope of its schedule contract.  Knight Point Systems, LLC B-414183.3, B-414183.5: May 31, 2017.  (June 9, 2017)

Rejected proposal, unavailable facility.  See   Bannum, Inc. B-414336: May 15, 2017.  (June 7, 2017)

Past performance, relevance.  See TOTE Services, Inc. B-414295, B-414295.2: Apr 25, 2017 (June 6, 2017)

Past performance, information that is “too close at hand.”  See Battelle Memorial Institute B-413570.3, B-413570.4, B-413570.5: May 23, 2017 (June 5, 2017)

Protest is subject of litigation before a court of competent jurisdiction.  See Jay Hymas B-414546: May 23, 2017 (May 30, 2017)

Incumbent advantage vs. fostering competition.  See SK Hart Properties, LLC B-414338: May 11, 2017 (May 30, 2017)

Higher-priced, higher technically rated proposal selected for award, source selection decision.  See Mevacon-NASCO JV; Encanto Facility Services, LLC B-414329, B-414329.2, B-414329.3, B-414329.4: May 11, 2017.  (May 24, 2017)

Set aside for SDVOSB, informed business judgment, market research.  See Walker Development & Trading Group, Inc. B-414365: May 18, 2017(May 22, 2017)

Late proposal, electronic submission.  See Western Star Hospital Authority, Inc. B-414216.2: May 18, 2017.  (May 22, 2017)

Late proposal, Submit Signed Proposa button.  See Tele-Consultants, Inc. B-414135: Feb 27, 2017.  (May 22, 2017)

Competitive 8(a), sole-source procurement, new requirement.  See GOV Services, Inc. B-414374: May 11, 2017 (May 18, 2017)

Sole-source procurement, corrective action.  See General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc. B-414587, B-414587.2: May 11, 2017(May 15, 2017)

Salary comparison analysis, solicitation evaluation methodology.  Dalpar Corporation B-414285: Apr 24, 2017 (May 9, 2017)

Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, VA Rule of two.  See  AeroSage LLC B-414314, B-414314.2: May 5, 2017 (May 9, 2017)

Evaluating option pricing.  See Verdi Consulting, Inc. B-414103.2,B-414103.3,B-414103.4: Apr 26, 2017 (May 5, 2017)

Commercial Item Status.  See Gichner Systems Group, Inc. B-414287, B-414287.2, B-414287.3: Apr 27, 2017 (May 5, 2017)

Impaired objectivity or unfair competitive advantage.  See A-P-T Research, Inc. B-413731.2: Apr 3, 2017 (April 26, 2017)

Opportunity to address adverse past performance information.  See Walden Security; Akal Security, Inc. B-413523.6, B-413523.7, B-413523.8, B-413523.9: Mar 22, 2017 (April 25, 2017)

Request for costs.  Agency takes longer than necessary to initiate corrective action, agency unduly delays or fails to promptly implement corrective action.  See American Government Services, LLC--Costs B-413636.2: Apr 21, 2017 (April 25, 2017)

Request for costs, statutory or nonstatutory protest.  See Boise Cascade Wood Products, LLC B-413987.2: Apr 3, 2017 (April 24, 2017)

Solicitation for a fixed-price contract.  See Fluor Federal Solutions, LLC B-414223: Mar 29, 2017.  (April 18, 2017)

Clarifications.  See Planning & Learning Technologies, Inc.-- Advisory Opinion, B-413156.23: Oct 14, 2016.  (April 17, 2017)

Interpretation.  See American Access, Inc B-414137.3: Apr 11, 2017.  (April 13, 2017)

Unequal access to information.  See Harkcon Inc. B-412936.2: Mar 30, 2017 (April 11, 2017)

Past performance, relavance.  General Revenue Corporation; Account Control Technology, Inc.; Williams & Fudge, Inc., et al, B-414220.2: Mar 27, 2017.  (April 11, 2017)

Material difference between modified contract and contract originally awarded.  See Zodiac of North America, Inc. B-414260: Mar 28, 2017 (April 5, 2017)

Press Release GAO Bid Protest:  General Revenue Corp., et al., B-414220.2, et al., March 27, 2017.  (April 3, 2017)

Signed copy of joint venture agreement, clarification.  See CJW Desbuild JV, LLC B-414219: Mar 17, 2017.  (April 3, 2017)

Tradeoff decision.  See IT Enterprise Solutions JV, LLC B-412036.3: Jan 31, 2017.  (April 3, 2017)

Agency’s requirement is reasonably necessary to meet its needsVanguard Building LP B-414207, B-414207.2: Mar 21, 2017.  (March 28, 2017)

DCAA verification of accounting system.  See Leader Communications, Inc. B-413104.9: Mar 17, 2017 (March 27, 2017)

Intergovernmental support agreement, jurisdiction,  procurement contract.  See Red River Waste Solutions, Inc. B-414367: Mar 21, 2017 (March 24, 2017)

Past performance, relevance.  See XPO Logistics Worldwide Government Services, LLC, B-412628.6, B-412628.7: Mar 14, 2017 (March 22, 2017)

Price realism analysis.  See American Access, Inc. B-414137, B-414137.2: Feb 28, 2017 (March 9, 2017)

Restrictive specification.  See Remote Diagnostic Technologies, LLC B-413375.4, B-413375.5: Feb 28, 2017 (March 9, 2017)

Technical evaluation.  See Construction Services Group, Inc. B-412343.3: Feb 27, 2017.  (March 7, 2017)

FAR subpart 8.4, tradeoff decision.  See Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC B-413464, B-413464.2: Nov 4, 2016 (March 7, 2017)

Exception to competition.  See EBSCO Industries, Inc. B-414150: Mar 2, 2017  (March 6, 2017)

Past performance, disparate evaluation.  See CSR, Inc. B-413973, B-413973.2: Jan 13, 2017 (March 3, 2017)

Restrictive specifications See Pitney Bowes, Inc. B-413876.2: Feb 13, 2017 (March 1, 2017)

Brand name or equal, waiver of salient characteristic.  See Glem Gas S.p.A. B-414179: Feb 23, 2017 (February 27, 2017)

Cost realism analysis.  See Smartronix, Inc. B-413721.2: Feb 22, 2017 (February 27, 2017)

Cost realism analysis, adjustments to cost proposal, most, most probable cost.  See Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. B-414056, B-414056.2, B-414056.: Jan 31, 2017(February 14, 2017)

Cost adjustment, direct labor rates, application of a standard deviation methodology, labor categories skewed standard deviation, prejudice.  See Noblis, Inc. B-414055: Feb 1, 2017 (February 13, 2017)

Independent government estimate, unreasonable high bids.  See 4H Construction Corporation B-413558.4: Feb 8, 2017.  (February 10, 2017)

FAR provision 52.222‑46, price realism analysis.  See MicroTechnologies, LLC B-413091.4: Feb 3, 2017 (February 9, 2017)

Duty to seek clarification.  See Alltech Engineering Corp. B-414002.2: Feb 6, 2017 (February 8, 2017)

Redaction of offeror's identity.  See Soliel, LLC B-414060: Jan 26, 2017 (February 8, 2017)

Conditional pricing.  See Omnicell, Inc. B-414021, B-414021.2: Jan 23, 2017.  (February 3, 2017)

Procurement Integrity Act Investigation.  See Concurrent Technologies Corporation B-412795.2, B-412795.3: Jan 17, 2017 (January 31, 2017)

Experience of offeror, not its subcontractors.  See Desbuild Inc. B-413613.2: Jan 13, 2017 (January 30, 2017)

Outside the scope of ID/IQ contract.  See Threat Management Group, LLC B-413729: Dec 21, 2016 (January 26, 2017)

Price evaluation, unbalanced pricing.  See Crown Point Systems B-413940,B-413940.2: Jan 11, 2017 (January 20, 2017)

Canceling an existing solicitation.  See Walker Development & Trading Group, Inc. B-413924: Jan 12, 2017 (January 16, 2017)

Highest technically rated offerors with a fair and reasonable price source selection process.  See Sevatec, Inc.; InfoReliance Corporation; Enterprise Information Services, Inc.; Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. B-413559.3, B-413559.4, B-413559.6, B-413559.7: Jan 11, 2017 (January 12, 2016)

Federal Supply Schedule, market research.  See Phoenix Environmental Design, Inc. B-413833: Jan 5, 2017 (January 10, 2016)

Restrictive provisions.  See Sumaria Systems, Inc. B-413508.2: Dec 29, 2016 (January 10, 2016)

Competitive range determination.  See AMEC-Gilbane, JV B-413778, B-413778.2: Dec 22, 2016 (January 5, 2016)

Subcontractor's past performance.  See Global Science & Technology, Inc. B-413765, B-413765.2: Dec 22, 2016 (January 5, 2016)

Lowest-priced, technically acceptable, competitive range.  See Environmental Restoration, LLC B-413781: Dec 30, 2016.  (January 4, 2016)

Late electronically transmitted proposal.  See Washingtonian Coach Corporation B-413809: Dec 28, 2016 (December 29, 2016)

Restrictive provisions.  See Evolver Inc.; Armed Forces Services Corporation B-413559.2, B-413559.8: Dec 21, 2016 (December 28, 2016)

Conversion of best value to lowest price, technically acceptable selection.  See Patriot Solutions, LLC B-413779: Dec 22, 2016.  (December 27, 2016)

Neutral rating.  See Xtreme Concepts Inc B-413711: Dec 19, 2016 (December 27, 2016)

Costs, corrective action, undue delay, clearly meritorious protest.  See Technatomy Corporation; Octo Consulting Group, Inc.--Costs B-413116.49, B-413116.50: Dec 14, 2016

(December 20, 2016)

Items on schedule contract.  See T. S. Marshall & Associates, Inc. B-413854: Dec 15, 2016

(December 20, 2016)

Cost Realism Evaluation.  See Target Media Mid Atlantic, Inc. B-412468.6: Dec 6, 2016 (December 19, 2016)

Agency corrective action, discussions, limitations on final proposal provisions.  See  Deloitte Consulting, LLP B-412125.6: Nov 28, 2016.  (December 15, 2016)

Low price, Berry Amendment.  See Inspire International B-413798: Dec 8, 2016 (December 12, 2016)

Responsibility, Certificate of Competency, technical acceptability.  See AttainX, Inc.; FreeAlliance.com, LLC B-413104.5, B-413104.6: Nov 10, 2016 (November 30, 2016)

IDIQ protest filed after expiration of GAO's jurisdiction.  See Analytic Strategies LLC; Gemini Industries, Inc. B-413758.2, B-413758.3: Nov 28, 2016(November 29, 2016)

Price realism and reasonableness.  See  EFW Inc. B-412608, B-412608.2: Apr 7, 2016(November 28, 2016)

DFARS discussions on procurements with an estimated value of $100 million or more.  See Science Applications International Corporation B-413501, B-413501.2: Nov 9, 2016 (November 25, 2016)

Past performance references of subcontractor.  See  GiaCare and MedTrust JV, LLC B-407966.4: Nov 2, 2016(November 23, 2016)

Extension of RFP closing date after passage of the initial closing date.  See National Disability Rights Network, Inc. B-413528: Nov 16, 2016(November 21, 2016)

Identity of offeror.  See Kollsman, Inc. B-413485, B-413485.2, B-413485.3: Nov 8, 2016(November 21, 2016)

Responsibility determination, Trade Agreements Act.  See Bunzl Distribution California, LLC B-412475.4: Oct 21, 2016.  (November 17, 2016)

Discussions, discussion of price.  See Global Dynamics, LLC B-413313, B-413313.2: Sep 20, 2016.  (November 17, 2016)

Flawed evaluation of proposal.  See Glacier Technical Solutions, LLC B-412990.2: Oct 17, 2016.  (November 16, 2016)

Clarification, government's duty to inquire.  See Abacus Technology Corporation; SMS Data Products Group, Inc. B-413421, B-413421.3, B-413421.5, B-413421.6: Oct 28, 2016 (November 15, 2016)

Discussions, fair opportunity, contract provisions.  See   See SSI B-413486, B-413486.2: Nov 3, 2016 (November 14, 2016)

Cost realism evaluation.  See CALNET, Inc. B-413386.2, B-413386.3: Oct 28, 2016 (November 10, 2016)

Cost/non-cost tradeoff.  See

CALNET, Inc. B-413386.2, B-413386.3: Oct 28, 2016 (November 10, 2016)

Unequal Treatment, prejudice.  See DRS Network & Imaging Systems, LLC B-413409, B-413409.2: Oct 25, 2016 (November 10, 2016)

IDIQ protest filed after expiration of GAO's jurisdiction.  See Ryan Consulting Group, Inc. B-414014: Nov 7, 2016

(November 8, 2016)

Impaired objectivity conflict of interest,  See NCI Information Systems, Inc. B-412870.2: Oct 14, 2016 (November 8, 2016)

Price realism analysis.  See NCI Information Systems, Inc. B-412870.2: Oct 14, 2016 (November 8, 2016)

Evaluation inconsistent with the RFP.  See Phoenix Air Group, Inc. B-412796.2,B-412796.3: Sep 26, 2016 (November 7, 2016)

Lowest-priced, technically-acceptable (LPTA) evaluation scheme.  Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, LLC B-413460: Oct 31, 2016  (November 2, 2016)

6-month period of performance.  See Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, LLC B-413457, B-413458, B-413459: Oct 31, 2016.  (November 2, 2016)

Material Misrepresentation.  See XYZ Corporation B-413243.2: Oct 18, 2016

(November 1, 2016)

Simplified acquisition procedures, publicizing contract actions.  See Bluehorse Corporation B-413533: Oct 28, 2016<

(October 31, 2016)

Past performance, predecessor companies, key personnel.  See Choctaw Staffing Solutions B-413434: Oct 24, 2016.  (October 26, 2016)

Significant changes in requirements after award.  See Richen Management, LLC B-409706.3: Oct 24, 2016

(October 26, 2016)

Bid opening, FAR § 52.214‑7.  See Athena Construction Group, Inc. B-413406, B-413406.2: Oct 21, 2016 (October 25, 2016)

Definitive responsibility criterion.  See Areaka Trading & Logistics Company B-413363: Oct 13, 2016 (October 19, 2016)

Simplified acquisition, brand name.  See Phoenix Environmental Design, Inc. B-413373: Oct 14, 2016 (October 18, 2016)

Offerors were to provide evidence of past experience “within a verifiable contractual document."  See ABSG Consulting, Inc. B-413155.14: Oct 12, 2016 (October 14, 2016)

8(a) program, adverse impact determination.  See B&D Consulting, Inc. B-413310, B-413310.2, B-413310.3: Sep 30, 2016 (October 10, 2016)

Selection of a lower-rated, lower-priced proposal.  See Heartland Technology Group, LLC B-412402.2: Sep 29, 2016

(October 6, 2016)

Misleading discussions, discussion letter, alternative responses.  See Engineering Design Technologies, Inc. B-413281: Sep 21, 2016 (October 3, 2016)

Past performance, disparate treatment.  See Halbert Construction Company, Inc. B-413213: Sep 8, 2016 (October 3, 2016)

Past performance, predecessor company.  See Davis Strategic Innovations, Inc. B-413305: Sep 26, 2016 (September 28, 2016)

Vague and undefined requirements.  See Al Raha Group for Technical Services B-412963.3: Sep 19, 2016 (September 26, 2016)

Small Business set-aside.  See InfoReliance Corporation B-413298: Sep 19, 2016 (September 21, 2016)

Responsibility determination, merger transaction.  See Engility Corporation B-413202, B-413202.2: Sep 2, 2016 (September 21, 2016)

Offeror’s responsibility to submit a well written proposal.  See Independent Systems, Inc. B-413246: Sep 15, 2016 (September 19, 2016)

Solicitation's salient characteristics had been copied from a website without consideration they reflected agency’s needs.  See Medfinity LLC B-413450: Sep 9, 2016 (September 19, 2016)

Timeliness, protest filed after agency level protest.  See Medfinity LLC B-413450: Sep 9, 2016 (September 19, 2016)

Dismissal of protest before a court regardless of whether the protest issues are identical.  See Colleague Consulting, LLC--Reconsideration B-413156.18: Sep 12, 2016 (September 19, 2016)

Required certifying statement.  See govSolutions, Inc. B-413166.3: Sep 2, 2016 (September 13, 2016)

Solicitation requirements of program manager.  See Professional Service Industries, Inc. B-412721.2, B-412721.3, B-412721.4: Jul 21, 2016 (September 5, 2016)

Cost/price evaluation scheme.  See CACI, Inc.-Federal; Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. B-413028, B-413028.2, B-413028.3: Aug 3, 2016 (September 5, 2016)

Correct Price Worksheet.  See Federal Management Partners, Inc. B-413155.7, B-413155.13: Aug 30, 2016 (September 2, 2016)

Offertor taking exception to the solicitation’s requirements.  See Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services, Inc. B-413143,B-413143.2: Aug 23, 2016 (August 31, 2016)

NAICS code in its System for Award Management missing.  See Veterans Electric, LLC B-413198: Aug 26, 2016.  (August 29, 2016)

Challenge to the terms of the solicitation, timeliness.  See Choctaw Staffing Solutions, Inc. B-412152.3: Aug 24, 2016(August 29, 2016)

Employee compensation plan.  See MicroTechnologies, LLC B-413091,B-413091.2: Aug 11, 2016.  (August 29, 2016)

Timeliness.  See T.W. LaQuay Marine, LLC  v. U. S. and  JAR Assets, Inc. No. 16-544C, August 16, 2016 (August 25, 2016)

Price evaluation, unbalanced pricing.  See Marine Terminals Corporation-East, Inc. B-410698.9: Aug 4, 2016 (August 24, 2016)

Sanctions against a protester, vexatious protesting.  See Latvian Connection LLC B-413442: Aug 18, 2016 (August 22, 2016)

Past performance, performance on contracts similar in size, scope, and complexity.  See Rotech Healthcare, Inc. B-413024, B-413024.2, B-413024.3: Aug 17, 2016 (August 18, 2016)

Consensus evaluation document, bias.  See Vehicle Data Science, Inc. B-413205, B-413205.2: Aug 15, 2016 (August 17, 2016)

Cancellation of solicitation, in-house performance.  See Inalab Consulting, Inc.; Solutions by Design II, LLC B-413044, B-413044.2, B-413044.3: Aug 4, 2016

(August 16, 2016)

Joint venture, awardee did not exist.  See Alutiiq-Banner Joint Venture B-412952, B-412952.2, B-412952.3, B-412952.4: Jul 15, 2016

(August 15, 2016)

Past performance evaluation was contrary to the solicitation.  Alutiiq-Banner Joint Venture B-412952, B-412952.2, B-412952.3, B-412952.4: Jul 15, 2016 (August 15, 2016)

Best Value decision is flawed.  See Arcadis U.S., Inc. B-412828: Jun 16, 2016

(August 15, 2016)

Brief statements in its proposal were limited.  See Microwave Monolithics, Inc. B-413088: Aug 11, 2016

(August 15, 2016)

Ineligible for base access, responsibility.  See Sohail Global Group B-413132: Aug 9, 2016. 

(August 11, 2016)

Biased Ground Rules OCI, Unequal Access to Information OCI.  See Systems Made Simple, Inc. B-412948.2: Jul 20, 2016 (August 8, 2016)

Assessing the compatibility of an offeror’s proposed costs with proposal scope and effort.  See Valor Healthcare, Inc. B-412960, B-412960.2: Jul 15, 2016 (August 5, 2016)

Reevaluation, evaluators' scoring, revised proposal.  See ASRC Communications, Ltd. B-412093.4: Jul 1, 2016 (August 5, 2016)

Efficient competition.  See The COGAR Group, Ltd. B-413004, B-413004.3, B-413004.4: Jul 22, 2016 (August 1, 2016)

Expression of “price,” reasonably accurate information concerning the relative total cost or price.  See Veterans Evaluation Services, Inc.; Logistics Health, Inc.; Medical Support Los Angeles, a Medical Corporation B-412940, B-412940.2, et al (July 25, 2016)

Unequal access to information.  See Millennium Corporation, Inc. B-412866: Jul 14, 2016 (July 21, 2016)

Past performance, relevant, solicitation criteria.  See Delfasco, LLC B-409514.3: Mar 2, 2015 (July 19, 2016)

Late quote, email system, retention of agency e-mail.  See Blue Glacier Management Group, Inc. B-412897: Jun 30, 2016 (July 18, 2016)

Personal Conflict of Interest, Biased Ground Rules OCI, Unequal Access to Information OCI.  See BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services, Inc. B-411810.3: Jun 24, 2016 (July 11, 2016)

Interested party.  See East West, Inc. B-412719.2, B-412719.3, B-412719.4: Jun 21, 2016 (July 11, 2016)

Price realism analysis.  See Arctic Slope Mission Services, LLC B-412851, B-412851.2: Jun 21, 2016.  (July 7, 2016)

Cost realism analysis, outdated cost data, time period between cost realism analysis and task order issuance.  See Trandes Corporation B-411742.5: Jun 22, 2016.  (July 5, 2016)

Exceptions to requirements.  See Level 3 Communications LLC B-412854, B-412854.3, B-412854.4: Jun 21, 2016(July 5, 2016)

Brand name or equal, salient characteristics.  See Pitney Bowes, Inc. B-412185.2, B-412185.3, B-412186.2, B-412186.3: May 6, 2016 (June 29, 2016)

Federal Supply Schedule contract, blanket purchase agreement, out-of-scope.  See Tempus Nova, Inc. B-412821: Jun 14, 2016 (June 27, 2016)

Unclear requirement.  See Air Center Helicopters, Inc. B-412789, B-412789.3, B-412790, B-412790.3: Jun 2, 2016 (June 27, 2016)

Meaningful discussions, high price.  See AAR Airlift Group, Inc. B-412789.2, B-412790.2: Jun 2, 2016.  (June 27, 2016)

Brooks Act, A/E services.  See AMEL Technologies, Inc. B-412587.2: Jun 20, 2016 (June 22, 2016)

Restrictive provision.  See Nexagen Networks, Inc. B-411209.7: Jun 20, 2016.  (June 21, 2016)

Items included on schedule contract.  See KPMG LLP; Deloitte Consulting LLP; PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector LLP B-412732, B-412732.2, B-412732.3, B-412732.4, B-412732.5, B-412732.6, B-412732.7: May 23, 2016.  (June 14, 2016)

Material misrepresentation, contract termination, exclusion from competition.  See Patricio Enterprises Inc. B-412738, B-412738.2: May 26, 2016 (June 13, 2016)

Price excessiveness determination, Cargo Preference Act.  See TransAtlantic Lines, LLC B-411846.3, B-411846.4: May 18, 2016 (June 10, 2016)

Corrective action, protest costs.  See Fluor Energy Technology Services, LLC--Costs B-411466.3: Jun 7, 2016(June 9, 2016)

Page limitations, compressing line spacing.  See DKW Communications, Inc. B-412652.3, B-412652.6: May 2, 2016.  (June 8, 2016)

Cancellation of solicitation.  See SupplyCore Inc. B-411015.8: May 27, 2016.  (June 7, 2016)

Past performance, relevance,  mechanical formula.  See Patricio Enterprises Inc. B-412740, B-412740.3, B-412740.4: May 26, 2016 (June 6, 2016)

Jurisdiction, contract administration.  See Discover Technologies LLC B-412773, B-412773.2: May 27, 2016(June 3, 2016)

Proposal evaluation, experience, key personnel.  See Dee Monbo, CPA B-412820: May 23, 2016.  (June 3, 2016)

Commercial items, conducting market research.  See Palantir USG, Inc. B-412746: May 18, 2016

(May 31, 2016)

Cost for filing at GAO when case was at COFC.  See Dellew Corporation B-410159.4: Feb 26, 2016

(May 31, 2016)

Service-disabled veteran-owned small business sole-source award.  See  Fiskars Brands, Inc., dba Gerber Legendary Blades B-412730, B-412730.2: May 20, 2016 (May 26, 2016)

Low price, price realism analysis.  See URS Federal Services, Inc. B-412580, B-412580.2: Mar 31, 2016 (May 25, 2016)

Indirect rates, cost realism.  See Oasis Systems, LLC; Quantech Services, Inc. B-408227.10, B-408227.11, B-408227.12: Apr 28, 2016(May 23, 2016)

Failure to acknowledge a material amendment.  TTCC, Inc. B-412874: May 17, 2016(May 23, 2016)

Other transactions.  See MorphoTrust USA, LLC B-412711: May 16, 2016 (May 20, 2016)

Proposal evaluation, key personnel.  See Deloitte Consulting, LLP B-412125.2, B-412125.3: Apr 15, 2016  (pdf)  (May 17, 2016)

Costs.  See Federal Builders, LLC-The James R. Belk Trust--Costs B-409952.3: May 6, 2016.  (May 13, 2016)

Using Federal Supply Schedules, misleading discussions.  See Paragon Technology Group, Inc. B-412636, B-412636.2: Apr 22, 2016.  (May 11, 2016)

Unbalanced pricing.  See Al-Tahouna Al-Ahliah General Trading & Contracting Company, WLL; Wadi Al-Sajaa Scrap & Metal Waste Trading Company, LLC; Royal Bridge International General Trading & Contracting Company, WLL B-412769, B-412769.2, B-412769.3: May 9, 2016 (May 11, 2016)

Protester's failure to clearly demonstrate in its quote.  See Encentric, Inc. B-412368.3: Apr 19, 2016 (May 9, 2016)

Unstated evaluation criterion.  See Ascella Technologies Inc. B-412679, B-412679.2: Apr 27, 2016 (May 9, 2016)

Costs, clearly meritorious challenge, severed costs.  See Debcon, Inc.--Costs B-412298.3: Apr 26, 2016.   (May 9, 2016)

Meaningful discussions, failure to raise significant issue.  See Crowley Logistics, Inc. B-412628.2, B-412628.3, B-412628.4: Apr 19, 2016 (May 3, 2016)

Source evaluation, documentation.  See  M7 Aerospace LLC B-411986, B-411986.2: Dec 1, 2015 (May 2, 2016)

Limitations on subcontracting.  See Express Medical Transporters, Inc. B-412692: Apr 20, 2016 (April 27, 2016)

Prejudice.  See Odyssey Marketing Group, Inc. B-412695,B-412695.2: Apr 21, 2016 (April 27, 2016)

Small business set-aside.  See Latvian Connection, LLC B-412701: Apr 22, 2016(April 26, 2016)

Exercise of option.  See InGenesis, Inc. B-412101.2: Mar 28, 2016 (April 19, 2016)

Price realism, fair and reasonable price.  See Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. B-410174.3, B-410174.4: Apr 1, 2016 (April 18, 2016)

Proprietary information.  See Centerra Group, LLC B-412271.2, B-412271.3: Feb 26, 2016 (April 7, 2016)

A&E Services, qualifications statements.  See AMEL Technologies, Inc. B-412611: Apr 1, 2016 (April 5, 2016)

Restrictive provisions.  See Parcel 49C Limited Partnership B-412552, B-412552.2, B-412552.3: Mar 23, 2016 (April 4, 2016)

Sole-source bridge contract.  See American Systems Corporation B-412501.2, B-412501.3: Mar 18, 2016 (March 29, 2016)

Fixed price contract, cost realism analysis.  See Southeastern Kidney Council B-412538: Mar 17, 2016 (March 28, 2016)

Competition, prime contractor experience.  See Diversity Marketing and Communications, LLC B-412196.2: Mar 9, 2016 (March 28, 2016)

Brooks Act, A&E for construction of building, A&E for naval architecture.  See Tridentis LLC B-412539: Mar 18, 2016 (March 22, 2016)

Anticipated number of awards, possibility of expanded number of awards.  See National Air Cargo Group, Inc. B-411830.2: Mar 9, 2016 (March 19, 2016)

Source selection, documentation.  See Sterling Medical Corporation B-412407, B-412407.2: Feb 3, 2016 (March 11, 2016)

Displaying notice of the solicitation.  See Sterling Medical Corporation B-412407, B-412407.2: Feb 3, 2016 (March 9, 2016)

Unacceptable quote, key personnel.  See DigitalSpec, LLC B-412344: Jan 20, 2016 (March 2, 2016) 

Corrective action.  See American Warehouse Systems, LLC B-412543: Mar 1, 2016 (March 2, 2016) 

NAICS code in solicitation.  See SRD Architects B-412498: Feb 26, 2016 (February 29, 2016) 

Unequal treatment.  See Arctic Slope Mission Services, LLC B-410992.5, B-410992.6: Jan 8, 2016 (February 29, 2016) 

Unequal discussions.  See SRA International, Inc. B-410973, B-410973.2: Apr 8, 2015 (February 29, 2016) 

Service-disabled veteran-owned small business, rule-of-two, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.  See Spur Design, LLC B-412245.3: Feb 24, 2016 (February 26, 2016) 

Reevaluation after Multiple Corrective Actions, new evaluation team.  See MILVETS Systems Technology, Inc. B-409051.7, B-409051.9: Jan 29, 2016 (February 24, 2016)

Latent ambiguity, experience.  See RELI Group, Inc. B-412380: Jan 28, 2016 (February 19, 2016)

Impaired objectivity Organizational Conflict of Interest.  See ASM Research B-412187: Jan 7, 2016.  (February 16, 2016)

Corporate Restructuring.  See Dell Services Federal Government, Inc., B-412340, B-412340.2, B-412340.3: Jan 20, 2016 (February 15, 2016)

Exchanges that may take place, discussions.  See Cascadian American Enterprises B-412208.3 ,B-412208.4: Feb 5, 2016 (February 10, 2016)

License at time of proposal submission, on record . . . prior to performance,   meaning of solicitation language.  See McLaurin General Maintenance, Inc. B-411443.2, B-411443.3: Jan 14, 2016 (February 8, 2016)

Deficiency in initial proposal remained after evaluation of final proposal revision.  See ASRC Communications, Ltd. B-412093, B-412093.2: Dec 23, 2015 (February 8, 2016)

Price/technical tradeoff analysis.  See Diversified Technology & Services of Virginia, Inc. B-412090.2, B-412090.3: Dec 16, 2015 (February 8, 2016)

Customary commercial practice.  See Red River Waste Solutions, LP B-411760.2: Jan 20, 2016 (February 4, 2016)

FAR § 8.405-2, unreasonable source selection decision.  See Castro & Company, LLC B-412398: Jan 29, 2016 (February 4, 2016)

Federal Supply Schedule, price list, labor category that was not qualified to perform the RFQ requirements.  See AllWorld Language Consultants, Inc. B-411481.3: Jan 6, 2016 (February 1, 2016)

Expiration of the Federal Supply Schedule contract, task order period, task order options.  See AllWorld Language Consultants, Inc. B-411481.3: Jan 6, 2016 (February 1, 2016)

FAR clause 52.219‑14, limitations on subcontracting, not in solicitation.  See NCS/EML JV, LLC, B-412277, B-412277.2, B-412277.3: Jan 14, 2016 (January 29, 2016)

Unbalanced pricing.  See Ultimate Concrete, L.L.C. B-412255, B-412255.2: Jan 13, 2016. (January 26, 2016)

FAR subpart 8.4, price realism analysis.  See Tiber Creek Consulting, Inc. B-411550.4, B-411550.5: Jan 6, 2016 (January 25, 2016)

Sealed bidding, mistake in bid.  See Ultimate Concrete, L.L.C. B-412255, B-412255.2: Jan 13, 2016.  <(January 25, 2016)

Indefinite-delivery contracts, pricing.  See DLT Solutions, Inc. B-412237, B-412237.2, B-412237.3: Jan 11, 2016 (January 25, 2016)

Unreasonable techical evaluation.  See Export 220Volt, Inc. B-412303.2: Jan 20, 2016 (January 22, 2016)

Corporate experience, affiliate.  See Deloitte Consulting, LLP; Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.; CALIBRE Systems, Inc. B-411884, B-411884.2, B-411884.3, B-411884.4, B-411884.5, B-411884.6: Nov 16, 2015.  (January 15, 2016)

Limitations on subcontracting, Veterans Administration Acquisition Regulation clause 852.219-10.  See Geiler/Schrudde & Zimmerman B-412219, B-412219.2, B-412219.3: Jan 7, 2016

(January 13, 2016)

Late proposal, submission in accordance with solicitation.  See Advanced Decisions Vectors, Inc. B-412307: Jan 11, 2016 (January 13, 2016)

Timeliness of protest.  See Suntek Systems, Inc. B-412265: Dec 22, 2015 (January 6, 2016)

Price realism analysis, CLINs.  See B&B Medical Services, Inc.; Ed Medical, Inc. B-409705.7, B-409705.8: Dec 8, 2015 (January 6, 2016)

Cancellation of solicitation, ambiguous, tiered evaluation.  See Sealift, Inc. B-412041.2: Dec 30, 2015 (January 5, 2016)

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Discussions Generally.  See Iron Bow Technologies, LLC v. U. S. and Alamo City Engineer Services, Inc., No. 17-603C September 14, 2017 (September 20, 2017)

Preliminary injunction.   See Veterans Contracting Group, Inc., vs. U. S.,  No. 17-1015C, August 29, 2017 (August 30, 2017)

Agency's corrective action was to broad.  See Dell Federal Systems, L.P and Plaintiff Blue Tech Inc., Iron Bow Technologies LLC et al v. U. S. and Alphasix Corp et al, Nos. 17-465C, 17-473C,  July 13, 2017 (July 17, 2017)

Restrictive provisions.  See Cleveland Assets, LLC v. U. S., No. 17-277C, June 1, 2017(June 5, 2017)

Veterans Benefits Act of 2006 Rule of Two, Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act.  See PDS Consultants, Inc. v. U. S. and Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, No. 16-1063C, May 30, 2017(May 31, 2017)

Scope of corrective action.  See Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC v. U. S. and Java Productions, Inc., No. 17-86C, May 23, 2017.  (May 31, 2017)

Responsibility determination.  See Vintage Autoworks, Inc. v. U. S., No. 17-123, May 18, 2017.  (May 31, 2017)

FAR 8.4, "meaningful" discussions. See Concourse Group, LLC, v. U. S. and RER Solutions, LLC, No. 17-129C, April 27, 2017 (May 8, 2017)

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Costs, corrective action, COFC opinion reversed.  See Dellew Corporation v. U. S. and Tech Systems, Inc., No. 2016-2304, May 1, 2017 (May 2, 2017)

Court of Federal Claims

Limitations on Subcontracting, sanctions, administrative record.  See Gallup, Inc. v. U. S., No. 16-1656C, April 25, 2017.  (April 27, 2017)

Interpretation.  See Greenland Contractors I/S v. U. S. and Exelis Services A/S, No. 15-272C, April 12, 2017 (April 13, 2017)

Costs, plus an upward adjustment of the statutorily-set hourly rate.  See Starry Associates, Inc. v. U. S., No. 16-44C April 10, 2017 (April 12, 2017)

Corrective action.  See Jacobs Technology Inc. v. U. S. and TRAX International Corporation; TRAX International Corporation v. U. S. and Jacobs Technology Inc., Nos. 16-1602C & 17-88C, April 7, 2017 (April 10, 2017)

Temporary injunction.  See Continental Services Group, Inc. v. U. S., No. 17-449, March 29, 2017 (April 5, 2017)

Communications with offerors before establishment of the competitive range.  See Rivada Mercury, LLC v. U. S. and AT&T Corp., No. 16-1559C, March 31, 2017.  (April 3, 2017)

Sanctions; government's duty of candor to the court.  See Level 3 Communications, LLC v. U. S. and Verizon Deutschland GmbH, No. 16-829, March 16, 2017 (March 20, 2017)

Failure to timely raise organizational conflict of interest claim.  See Concourse Group LLC v. U. S. and RER Solutions, Inc., No. 17-129C, March 13, 2017 (March 14, 2017)

Price realism analysis.  See Limco Airepair, Inc. v. U. S. and Wall Colmonoy Corporation,  No. 16-1576C, February 15, 2017 (February 24, 2017)

Unbalanced pricing.  See Munilla Construction Management, LLC v. U. S. and Seaward Services, Inc., No. 16-1684C, February 15, 2017 (February 16, 2017)

Agency failed to conduct a proper Price Realism Analysis.  See Active Network, LLC v. U.S. and Booz Allen Hamilton, No. 16-1071C, February 14, 2017(February 14, 2017)

Price realism analysis.  See System Dynamics International, Inc. v U. S. and Cruz Associates, Inc., No. 16-710 C, February 7, 2017 (February 9, 2017)

Misleading discussions, price realism, offeror's business judgment, patent ambiguity, timeliness.  See Global Dynamics, LLC  v. U. S. and Loyal Source Government Services, No. 16-1311C, January 25, 2017 (January 27, 2017)

Overhead costs, cost realism analysisSee IT Shows, Inc., v U. S. and Social Solutions International, Inc. No. 16-1259C January 17, 2017 (January 19, 2017)

Untimely protest.  See York Telecom Company v. U. S., No. 15-489C, January 13, 2017 (January 18, 2017)

Temporary restraining order.  See Munilla Construction Management, LLC v, U. S. Seaward Services, Inc. No. 16-1684C, January 10, 2017 (January 11, 2016)

Opportunity to cure its error, discretionary, not mandatory.  See Strategic Business Solutions, Inc. v. U. S., No. 16-81C, January 3, 2017 (January 6, 2016)

Contracting officer's duty to inquire.  See Level 3 Communications, LLC v. U. S. and Verizon Deutschland GmbH, No. 16-829 December 5, 2016

(December 12, 2016)

Contracting officer failed to consider an important aspect of the problem.  See Level 3 Communications, LLC v. U. S. and Verizon Deutschland GmbH, No. 16-829 December 5, 2016

(December 12, 2016)

Court orders agency to provide procurement records to the DoD Inspector General for investigation into why the Contracting Officer awarded this contract.  See Level 3 Communications, LLC v. U. S. and Verizon Deutschland GmbH, No. 16-829 December 5, 2016 (December 12, 2016)

Source selection plans generally do not give outside parties any rights.  See  Progressive Industries, Inc. v. U. S. and Irish Oxygen, Co., No. 14-1225C, December 6, 2016(December 8, 2016)

Price realism analysis.  See Tiber Creek Consulting Inc. v. U. S. and ArrowPoint Inc., No. 16-236C, December 2, 2016 (December 6, 2016)

Analysis under FAR § 52.222-46.  See  CSC Government Solutions LLC v U. S. and HP Enterprise Services, LLC, No. 16-1000C, December 2, 2016 (December 6, 2016)

Award to offeror without the exact NAICS code.  See Veterans Electric, LLC v. U. S. No. 16-1113C, November 23, 2016(November 30, 2016)

Corrective action, agency compliance with corrective action.  See Professional Service Industries, Inc. v U. S. and Genex Systems, LLC, No. 16-1038C. November 15, 2016.  (November 16, 2016)

Market research, commercial items.  See Palantir USG, Inc. v. U. S., No. 16-784C November 9, 2016 (November 14, 2016)

Interpretation of Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States, 136 S.Ct. 1969 (2016).  See Great Southern Engineering, Inc. v. U. S. and  K.S. Ware & Associates, LLC, No. 16-975C, November 4, 2016 (November 7, 2016)

CICA’s automatic stay provision.  See Favor TechConsulting, LLC v. U. S., No. 16-1365 C, November 3, 2016 (November 7, 2016)

HUBZone Program and the 35% Residency Requirement, qualified census tract, redesignated areas.  See Dorado Services, Inc. v. U. S. and GEO International Management, Inc., No. 16-945C, October 18, 2016 (October 24, 2016)

Application of four factors considered for a temporary restraining order.  See Favor TechConsulting, LLC v. U. S., No. 16-1365 C, October 19, 2016 (October 21, 2016)

Biased Ground Rules Organizational Conflict of Interest.  See AEgis Technologies Group, Inc. v. U. S. and Cole Engineering Services, Inc., No. 16-863C, September 28, 2016 (October 3, 2016)

Prejudice.  See McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy, LLP v. U. S., No. 15-1351C, September 23, 2016 (September 26, 2016)

Qualification, testing.  See TAT Technologies, LTD v. U. S. and Wall Colmonoy Corporation, No. 16-540C, September 22, 2016 (September 26, 2016)

Cost Realism Analysis.  See Dellew Corporation v U. S. and Tech Systems, Inc., No. 16-671 C, September 22, 2016.  (September 23, 2016)

Technical evaluation of proposals, handling minority evaluator opinions.  See InSpace 21 LLC v U. S. and Range Generation Next, No. 15-364, September 7, 2016 (September 12, 2016)

Timeliness, pre-award, post-award, before GAO.  See Palantir Technologies Inc. and Palantir USG, Inc., v U. S. No. 16-784C, August 22, 2016 (September 12, 2016)

Number of IDIQ awards in accordance with solicitation.  See National Air Cargo Group, Inc. v. U. S. and United Air Lines, Inc.,  No. 16-362C, August 26, 2016.  (August 29, 2016)

Injunctive relief, pending appeal.  See Lawson Environmental Services, LLC, v. U. S. No. 15-1550C, August 16, 2016 (August 22, 2016)

Standing, non-trivial competitive injury.  See SOS International LLC v. U. S. and Six3 Intelligence Solutions, Inc, No. 16-317C, August 8, 2016 (August 10, 2016)

Material misrepresentations.  See Algese 2 s.c.a.r.l.v. United States and Louis Berger Aircraft Services, Inc., No. 15-1279C July 29, 2016 (August 1, 2016)

Cancellation of solicitation.  See Starry Associates, Inc. v. U. S., No. 16-44C, July 27, 2016 (July 28, 2016)

Past performance, somewhat relevant, involved some of the magnitude of effort and complexities.  See Dynamic Systems Technology, Inc. v. U. S. and Interactive Government Holdings, Inc.,  No. 16-353C July 18, 2016 (July 19, 2016)

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Bidders "not be registered as a subsidiary of [a] foreign [i.e., non-Danish] company.  See Copenhagen Arctic A/S, Greenland Contractors I/S v U. S., Exelis Services A/S, 2015-5111, 2015-5112, 2015-5135, 2015-5143, June 26, 2016

(July 13, 2016)

Task order, contract, option.  See Coast Professional Inc., National Recoveries, Inc., Pioneer Credit Recovery, Inc., Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc. v. U. S., et al. 2015-5077, July 12, 2016.  (July 13, 2016)

Court of Federal Claims

Unbalanced pricing.  See Ultimate Concrete, LLC  v U. S. and Fortis Networks, Inc.,  No. 16-152C , June 30, 2016.  (July 5, 2016)

Lowest Price Technically Acceptable source selection process.  See Phoenix Management, Inc. v. U. S. Nos. 16-78C & 16-77C, June 30, 2016.  (July 5, 2016)

Brand name or equal, salient characteristics.  See Pitney Bowes, Inc. B-412185.2, B-412185.3, B-412186.2, B-412186.3: May 6, 2016 (June 29, 2016)

Relevant past performance.  See WorldWide Language Resources, LLC V. U. S. and  Mission Essential Personnel, LLC,  No. 16-424C June 22, 2016 (June 27, 2016)

U. S. Supreme Court

SDVOSB, Rule of Two.  See Kingdomware Technologies, Inc., v. U. S., 579 U. S. ____ (2016), June 16, 2016.  (June 17, 2016)

Court of Federal Claims

Best value tradeoff analysis, conversion to lowest-priced technically acceptable.  See  Spectrum Comm, Inc.’s v. U. S. and  Jacobs Technology, Inc., No. 16-348C May 26, 2016 (June 6, 2016)

Past performance, relevance.  See  Wallace Asset Management, LLC v. U. S. and BLM Companies, LLC, No. 15-1527C, May 31, 2016.  (June 3, 2016)

Past performance, key personnel.  See Res Rei Development, Inc. v. U. S. and St Michael's Inc. and Federal Acquisition Services Team, LLC., No. 15-1256C, May 17, 2016(May 18, 2016)

Blanket purchase agreements.  See  MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. v. U. S. and W.W. Grainger, Inc., No. 15-1409C, May 6, 2016  (pdf)  (May 13, 2016)

Meaningful discussions.  See Q Integrated Companies, LLC v. U. S. and Sage Acquisitions, LLC, No. 16-101C, April 28, 2016 (April 29, 2016)

Standing, successor-in-interest.  See Universal Protection Service, LP V. U. S. and Command Security Corporation, No. 16-126C, April 26, 2016. (April 28, 2016) 

Interested party, standing, neutral past performance rating.  See Braseth Trucking, LLC’s v. U. S.,  No. 15-837C/15-844C April 25, 2016.  (April 26, 2016)

Interested party.  See REO Solution, LLC  v. U. S. and Sage Acquisitions, LLC, No. 16-296C, April 21, 2016.  (April 25, 2016)

Service disabled veteran-owned small business set aside.  See Geo-Med, LLC v. U. S. and Manus Medical, LLC v. U. S., Nos. 16-182C & 16-183C, April 20, 2016(April 25, 2016)

Restraining order, preliminary injunction.  See  Wallace Asset Management, LLC v. U. S. and BLM Companies, LLC, No. 15-1527C, April 20, 2016 (April 21, 2016)

Agency Bias, Court's decision to allow deposition od agency personnel..  See  Starry Associates, Inc. v. U. S. No. 16-44C, April 5, 2015 (April 11, 2016)

Materiality of deficiencies.  See Prescient, Inc. v. U. S. and Matt Martin Real Estate Management LLC, No. 16-109C (April 7, 2016)

Size standards.  See Orion Construction Corporation v. U. S., No. 15-1505C, April 1, 2016 (April 4, 2016)

Responsibility determination.  See Remington Arms Company, LLC v. u. s. and Colt Defense LLC and FN America, LLC, No. 15-1425C, March 30, 2016 (April 1, 2016)

Clarification.  See Constellation West, Inc. v. U. S., Nos. 15-876C; 15-923C, March 25, 2016.  (March 31, 2016)

Timliness of request to intervene.  See Excelsior Ambulance Service, Inc. v. U. S.. No. 15-189C, March 23, 2016 (March 25, 2016)

Disclosure of incumbent's indirect rate and fee in solicitation, mitigation.  See DynCorp International, LLC v. U. S. No. 15-1397C, March 15, 2016 (March 16, 2016)

Material misstatements.  See Algese 2 s.c.a.r.l. v U. S. and Louis Berger Aircraft Services, Inc, No. No. 15-1279C, March 14, 2016.  (March 15, 2016)

Bundling, consolidation.  See CHE Consulting, Inc. v. U. S.,  No. 15-1244C, March 2, 2016 (March 3, 2016)

Manufactures, federal supply schedule.  See AvKARE, Inc. v. U. S. No. 15-1015C, February 25, 2016 (February 26, 2016) 

"Late is late” rule, instructions for submission of electronic proposal.  See Johnson Controls Government Systems, LLC v. U. S., No. 15-1440C, February 19, 2016.  (February 23, 2016)

Corrective action, organizational conflict of interest.  See MacAulay-Brown, Inc. and CACI-WGI, Inc. and Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. v. U. S. and Jacobs Technology, Inc., No. 15-1041C, February 18, 2016. 

"Late is late” rule, government control exception.  See Federal Acquisition Services Team, LLC v. U. S., No. 15-78C, February 16, 2016 (February 18, 2016)

Corrective action.  See Dellew Corporation v. U. S. and Tech Systems, Inc., No. 15-808C, January 20, 2016 (February 16, 2016)

Price Reasonableness.  See Caddell Construction Company v. U. S. and Pernix Group, Inc., No. 15-645C, February 10, 2016 (February 15, 2016)

SBA's denial of Certificate of Competency.  See Jacqueline R. Sims d/b/a JRS Staffing Services v. U. S. No. 15-367C, February 3, 2016 (February 10, 2016)

Jurisdiction, contract administration.  See ITility, LLC, v U. S., No. 15-237C, January 7, 2016. (January 20, 2016)

Jurisdiction, federal agency.  See U.S. Security Associates, Inc. v. U. S. and Securiguard, Inc., No. 15-1197C,  January 12, 2016 (January 18, 2016)

Inadequate documentation.  See FFL Pro, LLC v. U. S., No. 15-1171C, December 18, 2015 (December 29, 2015)

Clarifications.  See Excelsior Ambulance Service, Inc. v. U. S., No. 15-189C December 15, 2015 (December 16, 2015)

Inadequate information to reach an opinion on the trade-off analysis.  See Braseth Trucking, LLC and Corwin Company, Inc. v. U. S., No. 15-837C/15-844C December 14, 2014.   (December 15, 2015)

Congressional approval, leases, Anti-Deficiency act.  See Springfield Parcel C, LLC v. U. S. and Eisenhower Real Estate Holdings, LLC, No. 15. 1069C, November 25, 2015 (November 30, 2015)

Price realism analysis.  See KWR Construction, Inc. v. U. S., No. No. 15-156C, November 25, 2015 (November 27, 2015)

Competitive range.  See FCN, Inc. v. U. S., No. 15-833C, November 6, 2015.  (November 12, 2015)

Timeliness, laches, prejudice.  National Telecommuting Institute v. U. S.,Peckham Vocational Industries and SourceAmerica, No. 15-293C, October 28, 2015.  (November 2, 2015)

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GAO outcome prediction, unequal communications, cost accounting, corrective action.  See Raytheon Co. v. United States, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, No. 2015-5086, October 23, 2015.  (October 26, 2015)

Court of Federal Claims

Attorneys’ fees and other costs, prevailing party.  See Advanced Government Solutions, Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-855C, October 19, 2015.  (October 20, 2015)

Bid preparation and proposal costs.  See CMS Contract Mgmt. Servs. et al v. U. S., Nos. 12-852C, 12-853C, 12-862C, 12-864C, & 12-869C, September 29, 2015.  (October 14, 2015)

Agency did not follow GAO’s recommendation.  See Caddell Construction Company v. U. S. and Pernix Group, Inc., No. 15-645C, October 2, 2015 (October 5, 2015)

Four factors Court considers for a preliminary injunction.  See Per Aarsleff A/S v U. S. and Greenland Contractors I/S, No. 15-873C, September 16, 2015.  (September 28, 2015)

Latent defect in solicitation, non-conforming items, contract madification.  See Schott Government Services, LLC v. U. S. and Oran Safety Glass, Nos. 15-616C, 15-617C, 15-618C, 15-619C, 15-620C, September 17, 2015.  (September 23, 2015)

Justification, Competition in Contracting Act, OMB Circular A-127 Justification.  See  Savantage Financial Services, Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-307C, September 3, 2015.  (September 8, 2015)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Ostensible subcontractor rule.  See Tinton Falls Lodging Realty, LLC v. U. S. and DMC Management Services, LLC, No. 2014-5140, September 2, 2015.  (September 8, 2015)

Interested party, actual or prospective bidder, direct economic interest.  See The Clay Group, LLC vs. U. S., No. 15-411C, August 31, 2015 (September 2, 2015)

Joint venture, affiliates.  See Inspection Experts, Inc. and Cityside Management Corp., No. 15-673C, August 25, 2015.  (September 1, 2015)

Potential organizational conflict of interest.  See ViON Corporation v. U. S. and World Wide Technology, Inc., No. 15-354C, August 10, 2015 (August 12, 2015)

Jurisdiction, Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act, task or delivery order.  See Guam Industrial Services, Inc. v U. S. and Cabras Marine Corp., No. 15-588C, August 3, 2015 (August 6, 2015)

Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, classes of stock, Office of Hearings and Appeals.  See Precise Systems, Inc. v. U. S. and All Points Logistics, LLC and B3 Solutions, LLC, No. 14-1174C, July 28, 2015 (July 30, 2015)

Commercial item, period of acceptance of offer.  See WIT Associates, Inc. v. U. S. and Platinum Services, Inc., No. 15-254C, June 30, 2015.  (July 6, 2015)

Corrective action, attorneys’ fees and expenses of $110,657.59.  See WHR Group, Inc. v. U. S., No. 13-515C, June 29, 2015.  (July 6, 2015)

Override of the automatic CICA stay.  See Bannum, Inc. v. U. S. and Dismas Charities, Inc., No. No. 15-440C, June 15, 2015.  (June 24, 2015)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Government Printing Office, legislative agency, Certificate of Competency Program, government procurement officers, government contract.  See Colonial Press International, Inc. v. U. S., No. 2014-5036, June 10, 2015.  (June 15, 2015)

Court of Federal Claims

Thule Air Base, international agreement, eligibility for award.  See Per Aarsleff A/S v. U. S. and Exelis Services A/S, Nos. 15-215C, 15-272C, and 15-330C, June 5, 2015.  (June 8, 2015)

Misleading and unequal discussions, GAO attorney’s conclusion, agency corrective action.  See Raytheon Company v. U. S. and Lockheed Martin Corporation and Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, No. 15-77C, June 2, 2015.  (June 8, 2015)

Timeliness, protest of corrective action.  See  NVE, Inc. v. U. S. and ACE Maintenance & Services, Inc., No. 15-111C, May 27, 2015.  (June 8, 2015)

Override of GAO's automatic stay of performance, national security considerations, bridge contract.  See Charles F. Day & Associates, LLC v. U. S. and Loyal Source Government Services, No. 15-289C, April 24, 2015.  (April 27, 2015)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Failure to properly exhaust its administrative remedies.  See Palladian Partners, Inc. v. U. S., No. 2014-5125, April 22, 2015.  (April 23, 2015)

Court of Federal Claims

Jurisdiction, award-term extensions, contract administration.  See Coast Professional, Inc., et al. v. U. S. and Financial Management Systems, Inc., et al., Nos. 15-207C, 15-242C, 15-249C and 15-265C, April 22, 2015.  (April 23, 2015)

Service-disabled veteran owned small business concern, ownership, classes of stock, sufficiently dissimilar.  See Precise Systems, Inc. v. U. S. and All Points Logistics, LLC and B3 Solutions, LLC, No. 14-1174C, April 6, 2015 (April 8, 2015)

Bond Supported By A Corporate Surety Listed In Treasury Department Circular 570, individual surety, irrevocable letter of credit.  See Anthem Builders, Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-1231C, April 6, 2015(April 8, 2015)

Organizational conflict of interest.  See Monterey Consultants, Inc. v. U. S. and Loch Harbour Group, Inc., No. 14-1164C, March 26, 2015.  (March 30, 2015)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Reversal of lower court opinion,  to the extent there is any perceived inconsistency between FAR Subpart 8.4 and FAR Part 12, FAR Part 12 controls.  See CGI Federal Inc. v. U. S., No. 2014-5143, March 10, 2015 (March 11, 2015)

Court of Federal Claims

Contract in writing.  See  Northeast Construction, Inc. v. U. S. No. 14-1076, February 27, 2015.  (March 2, 2015)

Discussions.  See Equa Solutions, Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-1214C, February 23, 2015.  (February 24, 2015)

Agency delay of award, restrictive provisions.  See Draken International, Inc. v. U. S. and Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., LLC, No. 14-1005C, February 13, 2015(February 19, 2015)

Standing, small business set-aside, congressional instructions, joint explanatory statement.  See Adams and Associates, Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-1168C, February 10, 2015.  (February 17, 2015)

Standing, interested party.  See Universal Marine Co., K.S.C. v. U. S. and KGL International For Port & Warehousing and Transportation, K.S.C.C., No. 14-1115C, February 10, 2015.  (February 11, 2015)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Bid and proposal costs, attorney's fees.  See Innovation Development Enterprises of America, Inc. v. U. S., No. 2014-5070, January 12, 2015.  (January 14, 2015)

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