bid protest

  • Protests force GSA to suspend governmentwide use of Office Supplies 2 contract

    Eleven vendors submitted protests to GAO over GSA’s desire to extend the OS2 contract another six months. The contractors say GSA’s extension would violate the Small Business Jobs Act because they didn’t do a contract consolidation impact assessment.

  • GSA ends office supplies 2 contract; faces new protest on version 3

    Vendors protested GSA’s desire to extend the Office Supplies 2 contract for six more months. GSA says agencies can buy office supplies through the multiple award schedules. National Industries for the Blind protests the OS3 contract to the agency, not to GAO.

  • GAO sustains protest of DHS contract to USIS

    The Government Accountability Office says the Citizenship and Immigration Services directorate should reevaluate USIS to determine if it’s indeed a responsible contractor in light of allegations of defrauding the government and an investigation by the Justice Department on those charges.

  • GAO sustains protest of DHS contract to USIS

    The Government Accountability Office says the Citizenship and Immigration Services directorate should reevaluate USIS to determine if it’s indeed a responsible contractor in light of allegations of defrauding the government and an investigation by the Justice Department on those charges.

  • GSA wins last bid protest, reopens office supplies contract

    The Government Accountability Office denied the sixth and final protest of the OS3 strategic sourcing contract awards. GSA expects the contract to save the government $90 million a year.

  • Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

    Stop us if you’ve heard this before. If you tell contractors bidding on a big procurement you’re going to use Plan X for evaluating prices, you better use Plan X. Otherwise you could lose a protest. That’s what happened to the Navy in a $2.5 billion program. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain more of what happened and the lessons learned in this week’s Legal Loop.

  • NASA SEWP to drop fee again, launch new customer initiatives

    Joanne Woytek, NASA SEWP program manager, said the space agency now plans to implement the next generation of the technology GWAC by May 1 after reexamining vendor bids. In the meantime, starting in March, SEWP will give agencies more information about what they buy, who they buy from and how they buy than ever before.

  • DHS, GSA kick off CDM task order 2 with $29M deal

    Knowledge Consulting Group will implement tools and services from three vendors on the Homeland Security Department’s network.

  • DHS CDM program gets a boost after bid protest win

    The long and twisting road that is the Homeland Security Department’s continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program got a nice jolt earlier this month. The Government Accountability Office resolved a bid protest that has impacted the implementation of new cyber tools and services.

  • Bid-protest decision impacting mergers and acquisitions

    GAO says contracting officers should make a new determination of responsibility if a company is sold while bidding on a contract.