Bid Protests
Comptroller General

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)

Required cost/price matrix spreadsheet format.  See LOGMET LLC B-412220.2: Dec 23, 2015 (December 28, 2015)

Page Limitations.  See CORTEK, Inc. B-412047, B-412047.2, B-412047.3: Dec 17, 2015 (December 28, 2015)

G&A rates, DCAA report, certified financial statements.  See West Coast General Corporation B-11916.2: Dec 14, 2015 (December 28, 2015)

Trade-off decision.  See HGS Engineering, Inc.; American Commercial Group, Inc. B-412042, B-412402.2: Dec 10, 2015 (December 21, 2015)

Fair and reasonable price, price realism analysis, buying-in.  See AGE Logistics Corporation B-412049: Dec 9, 2015 (December 21, 2015)

Protest costs, evidence sufficient to support a claim for costs.  See Ryan P. Slaughter--Costs B-411168.4: Dec 14, 2015 (December 15, 2015)

Cost contract, price realism, exercise of informed judgment.  See Smartronix, Inc.; ManTech Advanced Systems International, Inc. B-411970, B-411970.2, B-411970.3, B-411970.4: Nov 25, 2015 (December 14, 2015)

Past performance, best value evaluation scheme, responsibility.  See DA Defense Logistics HQ B-411153.3: Dec 2, 2015 (December 11, 2015)

Evaluation of offers.  See Protect the Force, Inc. B-411897.2, B-411897.4: Nov 24, 2015 (December 10, 2015)

Purchase orders, modification beyond the scope.  See Chase Supply, Inc. B-411528.2, B-411529.2: Dec 7, 2015(December 9, 2015)

Final proposal revision (FPR), contracting officer received FPR but was reassigned and didn't open it.  See Gunter Construction, Inc. B-412039: Nov 30, 2015(December 9, 2015)

Defective selection plan, protest issues significant to the procurement system.  See DRS Technical Services, Inc. B-411573.2, B-411573.3: Nov 9, 2015 (December 3, 2015)

Impaired objectivity OCI.  See  DRS Technical Services, Inc. B-411573.2, B-411573.3: Nov 9, 2015 (December 3, 2015)

Source selection decision. See Celta Services, Inc. B-411835, B-411835.2: Nov 2, 2015 (December 2, 2015)

Ambiguity, late proposal, portal directions.  See Johnson Controls Government Systems, LLC B-411862.2: Nov 24, 2015 (December 2, 2015)

Past performance, ID/IQ contract or orders.  See Logistics Management International, Inc.; Al Raha Group for Technical Services, Inc.; Dalma Tech˛ Company B-411015.4, B-411015.5, B-411015.6: Nov 20, 2015 (December 1, 2015)

Neither favorable nor unfavorable past performance rating.  See Aerostar Perma-Fix TRU Services, LLC B-411733, B-411733.4: Oct 8, 2015 (November 25, 2015)

Sole source procurement.  See Veterans Healthcare Supply Solutions, Inc. B-411904: Nov 12, 2015 (November 24, 2015)

Ambiguity, price realism analysis.  See Coastal International Security, Inc. B-411756, B-411756.2: Oct 19, 2015 (November 23, 2015)

Organizational conflict of interest, Procurement Integrity Act.  See Satellite Tracking of People, LLC B-411845, B-411845.2: Nov 6, 2015 (November 20, 2015)

Competition was limited to FSS vendors, clarifications, discussions.  See Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. B-411888: Nov 10, 2015 (November 19, 2015)

Price realism, unstated evaluation factor, responsibility.  See W.P. Tax & Accounting Group B-411899: Nov 13, 2015 (November 18, 2015)

Solicitation language, awards to prime contractor and subcontractors.  See Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. B-411839, B-411839.2: Nov 4, 2015 (November 18, 2015)

Modification to a delivery order, beyond the scope.  See Onix Networking Corporation B-411841: Nov 9, 2015 (November 16, 2015)

Clarifications, discussions.  See Sevatec, Inc. B-410665, B-410665.3: Jan 21, 2015

Timeliness, 10-day rule, exception for extremely limited time periods.  See Eastern Forestry B-411848: Nov 9, 2015 (November 13, 2015)

Bidding time after solicitation amendment.  See Eastern Forestry B-411848: Nov 9, 2015 (November 13, 2015)

Costs, corrective action, clearly meritorious protest.  See JRS Staffing Services--Costs B-410708.3: Nov 9, 2015(November 12, 2015)

Federal Supply Schedule,  set-aside orders.  See Aldevra B-411752, Oct 16, 2015.  (November 5, 2015)

Approval of 8(a) joint venture.  See FedServ-RBS JV, LLC B-411790: Oct 26, 2015.  (November 2, 2015)

Letters of commitment.  See SRA International, Inc. B-411773, B-411773.2: Oct 20, 2015.  (November 2, 2015)

Uncompensated overtime, cost realism.  See General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc. B-411771, B-411771.2: Oct 20, 2015.  (October 29, 2015)

Proposal page limitations, technical approaches in its cost/price proposal, offerors treated equally.  See Lockheed Martin Corporation B-411365.2: Aug 26, 2015.  (October 27, 2015)

Small business size status, issuance of task orders.  See InuTeq, LLC B-411781: Oct 21, 2015.  (October 27, 2015)

See Signature Performance, Inc. B-411762: Oct 19, 2015.  (October 27, 2015)

Authorized price list, modification to price list, timing.  See AmeriGuard Security Services, Inc. B-411513.2: Oct 2, 2015 (October 23, 2015)

Small business status, determination at task order level.  See  Software Engineering Services Corporation B-411739: Oct 8, 2015 (October 21, 2015)

Unequal access to information.  See DV United, LLC B-411620, B-411620.2: Sep 16, 2015.  (October 16, 2015)

Requirement restricts competition.  See W.P. Tax & Accounting Group B-411806, B-411807: Oct 7, 2015.  (October 14, 2015)

Advance planning.  See XTec, Inc. B-410778.3: Oct 1, 2015 (October 14, 2015)

Disclosure of offeror's award price and evaluation ratings.  See  Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation B-410990.3: Oct 5, 2015 (October 13, 2015)

Cost realism analysis, labor rates in option year.  See Tantus Technologies, Inc. B-411608, B-411608.3: Sep 14, 2015.  (October 9, 2015)

Cancellation of solicitation, unreasonable price.  See Precise Management, LLC B-411708: Oct 5, 2015.  (October 8, 2015)

Second-tier IDIQ instrument, deprives contractors of a fair opportunity to compete.  See  Harris IT Services Corporation B-411699, B-411796: Oct 2, 2015.  (October 7, 2015)

Patent ambiguity.  See FFLPro, LLC B-411427.2: Sep 22, 2015(October 5, 2015)

Price realism.  See Argus International Risk Services, LLC B-411682, B-411682.2: Sep 25, 2015.  (October 5, 2015)

Agency use of pre-1997 competitive range determination rules.  See Straughan Environmental, Inc. B-411650, B-411650.2, B-411650.3: Sep 18, 2015 (October 1, 2015)

Agency reference to sole source award instead of limited competition.  See Phoenix Environmental Design, Inc. B-411678: Sep 28, 2015(October 1, 2015)

Responsibility determination.  See Robert F. Hyland & Sons, LLC B-411726: Sep 22, 2015.  (September 28, 2015)

Experiemce, past performance, firms bear the burden of submitting adequately written quotations.  See Al Mutawa & Sahni Company, W.L.L. B-411534: Aug 14, 2015.  (September 28, 2015)

Certificate of Competency, 15 working days for Certificate, SBA request for extension.  See N3 Government Solutions, LLC B-411303.2: Sep 9, 2015.  (September 17, 2015)

Unbalanced pricing, contracting officer to consider risks to the government.  See  InfoZen, Inc. B-411530, B-411530.2: Aug 12, 2015.  (September 14, 2015)

Cancellation of request for quotations,   additional rationale justifying cancellation provided by agency during the development of a protest.  See Integrity National Corporation B-411582: Sep 1, 2015.  (September 14, 2015)

Request for Costs, corrective action, supplemental protest.  See TRAX International Corporation--Costs B-410441.5: Aug 26, 2015(September 10, 2015)

Proprietary information in solicitation.  See Coulson Aviation (USA), Inc., B-411525, B-411525.2: Aug 14, 2015.  (September 10, 2015)

Bid guarantee, escrow account.  See K.C. Electrical Construction B-411591: Aug 31, 2015 (September 3, 2015) 

Agency corrective action, sale of offeror, responsibility determination, past performance.  See FCi Federal, Inc. B-408558.7, B-408558.8: Aug 5, 2015 (August 31, 2015)

Requests for lease proposals, agency's evaluation criteria.  See Prosperity Metro Plaza of Virginia, LLC B-411547, B-411548: Aug 21, 2015.  (August 28, 2015)

Independent judgment in making his selection decision, identical decision statements in source selection decision document.  See  Noble Supply and Logistics, B-410788.4, B-410788.5, B-410788.6, B-410788.7: Jul 29, 2015.  (August 27, 2015)

Definitive responsibility criterion.  See Bannum, Inc. B-407079.2, B-407079.3: Jul 14, 2015(August 26, 2015)

Technical evaluation.  See Starry Associates, Inc. B-410968.2: Aug 11, 2015.  (August 25, 2015)

Service-disabled veteran-owned small business set-aside.  See Fire Risk Management, Inc. B-411552: Aug 20, 2015(August 24, 2015)

Responsibility determination, pending False Claims Act cases.   See DynCorp International LLC B-411465, B-411465.2: Aug 4, 2015(August 24, 2015)

Small business set-aside, whether the agency was aware of interest on the part of small businesses capable of performing the work.  See Rice Services, Inc. B-411540, B-411540.2: Aug 20, 2015.  (August 21, 2015)

Cancellation of Invitation for Bids.  See Retro Environmental, Inc. B-411457.3: Aug 19, 2015.  (August 20, 2015)

Request for Reconsideration, protest sustained, agency actions, costs of preparing quotation, protest and request for reconsideration costs.  See SCB Solutions, Inc.--Reconsideration B-410450.2: Aug 12, 2015.  (August 14, 2015)

Late bid, jurisdiction, scrap metal, agency destruction of electronic files.  See Al-Tahouna Al-Ahliah General Trading & Contracting Company W.L.L. B-411505: Aug 11, 2015.  (August 13, 2015)

Time to respond to a solicitation amendment. See Latvian Connection, LLC B-411489: Aug 11, 2015 (August 13, 2015)

Defects in proposal revisions.  See Research Analysis & Maintenance, Inc. B-410570.6, B-410570.7: Jul 22, 2015. (August 10, 2015)

Fair and reasonable price, price realism, certificate of competency.  See Lilly Timber Services B-411435.2: Aug 5, 2015.  (August 7, 2015)

Agency corrective action, reconvening technical evaluation team, new source selection decision, award of contract to different offeror.  See  Research Analysis & Maintenance, Inc. B-410570.6, B-410570.7: Jul 22, 2015 (August 5, 2015)

Unacceptable offer, Basis of Estimate, Solicitation Section L and M.  See PTSI Managed Services Inc. B-411412: Jul 20, 2015.  (August 4, 2015)

Meaning of solicitation controversy.  See Olympus Building Services, Inc. B-411474, B-411474.2, B-411474.3: Jul 30, 2015.  (August 3, 2015)

Adequate cost realism analysis, low indirect rates, capped rates.  See ARCADIS U.S., Inc. B-411302, B-411302.2: Jul 7, 2015.  (August 3, 2015)

Lack of consistency in the agency’s assignment of relevancy ratings.  See Metis Solutions, LLC; TASA Information Technology Group, Inc.; TENICA and Associates, LLC; Dynamic Systems Technology, Inc.; Brandan Enterprises, Inc., TEK Source USA, Inc. B-411173.2, B-411173.4, B-411173.5, B-411173.6, B-411173.7, B-411173.8, B-411173.9: Jul 20, 2015.  (July 31, 2015)

Minor formal defect, defect in its proposal submission.  See Strategic Resources, Inc. B-411024.2: Apr 29, 2015.  (July 29, 2015)

Extension of solicitation closing date.  See Bannum, Inc. B-411340: Jul 8, 2015 (July 27,2015)

Small business set-aside decision, market survey, non-manufacturer rule, NAICS.  See Triad Isotopes, Inc. B-411360: Jul 16, 2015.  (July 24, 2015)

Price realism, disparate treatment.  See Cubic Applications, Inc. B-411305, B-411305.2: Jul 9, 2015.  (July 24, 2015) 

Past performance, relevance, subcontractor.  See  Global Dimensions, LLC B-411288: Jun 30, 2015.  (July 22, 2015)

Jurisdiction, procurement of property or services.  See Santa Rita, LLC B-411467, B-411467.2: Jul 20, 2015(July 21, 2015)

Material misrepresentation, bait-and-switch.  See Invertix Corporation B-411329.2: Jul 8, 2015(July 20, 2015)

Simplified acquisition procedures, agency used negotiated procurement procedures, clarifications, discussions.  See International Waste Industries B-411338: Jul 7, 2015 (July 16, 2015)

Ineligible for award because of a material change in the composition of the offeror,  See Task Source/Military Personnel Services Corporation FEPP, LLC B-411173.3: Jul 8, 2015(July 15, 2015)

Response time.  See  Coulson Aviation (USA), Inc. B-411306, B-411306.3, B-411306.4: Jul 8, 2015 (July 14, 2015)

Surety letter, clarification.  See Hamilton Pacific Chamberlain, LLC B-411294, B-411301: Jul 6, 2015.  (July 13, 2015)

Market research, set-aside for small business, rule of two, Federal Supply Schedules.  See  Walker Development & Trading Group B-411357: Jul 8, 2015.  (July 9, 2015)

Proof of qualifications or certifications prior to award.  See Bode Aviation, Inc. B-411265: Jun 26, 2015(June 30, 2015)

Agency does not have information in Solicitation.  See Government and Military Certification Systems, Inc. B-411261: Jun 26, 2015 (June 30, 2015)

Simplified acquisition, urgency, only one source available.  See SageCare, Inc. B-411260: Jun 23, 2015 (June 29, 2015)

Simplified acquisition, past performance.  See K-MAR Industries, Inc. B-411262, B-411262.2: Jun 23, 2015 (June 29, 2015)

Government's duty to seek clarifications.  See Dellew Corporation B-410251.3: May 13, 2015 (June 29, 2015)

Unacceptable proposal, current incumbent failure to include required key personnel resumes.  See CACI Technologies, Inc. B-411282: Jun 18, 2015.  (June 22, 2015)

Unacceptable proposal, key personnel resumes, proposal's mere restatement of requirements.  See Consummate Computer Consultants Systems, LLC B-410566.2: Jun 8, 2015.  (June 22, 2015)

Source selection decision.  See DKW Communications, Inc. B-411182, B-411182.2: Jun 9, 2015.  (June 18, 2015)

Subcontractor's past performance, information to close at hand, consideration of dollar value of past performance references.  See DKW Communications, Inc. B-411182, B-411182.2: Jun 9, 2015.  (June 18, 2015)

Cancellation of Invitation For Bids.  See Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC B-411207: Jun 8, 2015(June 18, 2015)

Representations and Certifications.  See Nationwide Value Computer, Inc. B-411190: Jun 11, 2015 (June 15, 2015)

Consolidation of requirements.  See MTU Maintenance Canada, LTD B-411185, B-411185.2, B-411185.3: Jun 9, 2015(June 15, 2015)

Certificate of Competency, award on best-value basis.  See Jay Shapiro & Associates, Inc. B-411174: Jun 5, 2015.  (June 11, 2015)

Unsolicited proposal.  See Rante Corporation B-411188: Jun 1, 2015.  (June 9, 2015)

Source selection decision, price was least important factor, award made to lowest priced proposal.  See Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions, LLC B-411140: May 22, 2015.  (June 5, 2015)

Task order jurisdiction, $33 million order value on SeaPort Enhanced Order report, stipends, pass-through payments.  See Karthik Consulting, LLC B-411496: May 26, 2015(June 1, 2015)

Rejected late proposal, offeror submitted timely proposal on initial submission, agency amended solicitation, agency's answers to offerors' questions.  See  Northstar Location Services LLC B-409722.10: May 8, 2015.  (June 1, 2015)

HUBZone  set-aside.  See Planet Depos LLC B-411142: May 26, 2015.  (May 29, 2015)

Cancellation of solicitation because agency was "unable to reach a proper source selection decision based on the solicitation provisions."  See TaxSlayer LLC B-411101: May 8, 2015.  (May 26, 2015) 

Brand name.  See Core Systems B-411060: Apr 30, 2015(May 21, 2015) 

Modification beyond task order scope, Service Contract Act.  See Booz Allen Hamilton Engineering Services, LLC B-411065: May 1, 2015 (May 18, 2015) 

Late submission of revised bid, reverse auction.  See C2G Ltd. Company B-411131: May 12, 2015.  (May 14, 2015)

Request for posts, diligent pursuit.  See System Studies & Simulation, Inc.--Costs B-409375.5: May 8, 2015.  (May 12, 2015)

Solicitation closing date, response time after amendment listing over 300 questions from offerors.  See Financial Asset Management Systems, Inc., B-409722.9: Apr 24, 2015(May 8, 2015)

An illusory price, 2 line items, second line item price included in first line item.  See B&B Medical Services, Inc. B-409705.2: Apr 17, 2015.  (May 5, 2015)

Past performance, relevance.  See  Al Raha Group for Technical Services, Inc.; Logistics Management International, Inc. B-411015.2, B-411015.3: Apr 22, 2015.  (May 4, 2015)

Sealed bid, minor informality.  See JOCH Construction Company B-410980, B-410980.2: Apr 7, 2015 (April 30, 2015)

Brand name or equal.  See Phoenix Environmental Design, Inc. B-411044: Apr 27, 2015(April 29, 2015)

Reserving awards for HUBZone small businesses.  See Akira Technologies, Inc. B-410898: Mar 10, 2015.  (April 29, 2015)

Sole-source 8(a) award to a tribally-owned concern.  See  Agency Management Concepts, Inc., B-411206, B-411206.2: Apr 21, 2015 (April 28, 2015)

Price realism evaluation, consideration of the unique technical approaches proposed.  See Alcazar Trades, Inc.; Sparkle Warner JV, LLC B-410001.4, B-410001.5: Apr 1, 2015.  (April 23, 2015)

Invitation for bids, terminated purchase order, responsiveness.  See CI Filing Systems, LLC B-411012: Apr 17, 2015.  (April 20, 2015)

Service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB), market research, interest and capability of SDVOSBs to perform work.  See In and Out Valet Company B-411019: Apr 15, 2015(April 20, 2015)

Past performance, size relevance not mentioned in solicitation.  See Diamond Information Systems, LLC B-410372.2, B-410372.3: Mar 27, 2015.  (April 15, 2015)

Overall price was about 13.7% higher than the Independent Government Estimate and about 21.8% higher than next highest price.  See TMG Services, Inc. B-410929, B-410929.2: Mar 25, 2015.  (April 13, 2015)

Sole-source requirement, second source approval, repair manuals, certification, interested party.  See Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC B-410026.2: Mar 30, 2015 (April 6, 2015)

Trade Agreements Act, solicitation did not include DFARS § 252.225-7020.  See Refinery Associates of Texas, Inc. B-410911.2: Mar 18, 2015.  (April 6, 2015)

Reverse auction, exclusion from competition, responsibility determination, certificate of competency.  See Latvian Connection, LLC B-410947: Mar 31, 2015.  (April 2, 2015)

Prohibited use of consultants in preparation of sample task responses.  See Advanced Communication Cabling, Inc. B-410898.2: Mar 25, 2015.  (April 1, 2015)

Sufficiency of bid bond, penal sum.  See Hamilton Pacific Chamberlain, LLC B-410955: Mar 30, 2015 (March 31, 2015)

Excluded proposal, redacted names.  See SBSI, Inc. B-410923: Mar 20, 2015.  (March 31, 2015)

Restrictive requirement.  See Smith and Nephew, Inc. B-410453: Jan 2, 2015.  (March 23 , 2015)

Quotation, offer, nonconforming quotation.  See Hanel Storage Systems, L.P. B-409030.2: Sep 15, 2014 (March 20, 2015)

Service-disabled veteran-owned small business set-aside, market research.  See Crosstown Courier Service, Inc. B-410936: Mar 12, 2015(March 18, 2015)

Simplified acquisition procedures, discussions, clarifications.  See  American Material Handling, Inc. B-410899: Mar 12, 2015.  (March 17, 2015)

Days between issuance of the RFP and receipt of proposals, commercial services.  See Richen Management, LLC B-410903: Mar 10, 2015(March 12, 2015)

Experience, affiliate.  See Bethel-Webcor JV B-410772: Feb 12, 2015.  (March 9, 2015)

Misrepresentation.  See ERIMAX, Inc. B-410682: Jan 22, 2015 (March 9, 2015)

Procurement Integrity Act.  See Engineering Support Personnel, Inc. B-410448: Dec 24, 2014 (March 6, 2015)

Cancellation of request for proposals.  See Computers Universal, Inc. B-410790.2: Feb 25, 2015 (March 2, 2015)

Unbalanced pricing, price realism.  See WW Contractors, Inc. B-410825: Feb 26, 2015.  (March 2, 2015)

Restrictive requirement, all-or-none offers.  See WKF Friedman Enterprises B-410827: Feb 23, 2015.  (February 27, 2015)

Security clearance, burdensome or impossible requirement for a particular firm.  See  CompTech-CDO, LLC B-409949.2: Jan 6, 2015 (February 23, 2015)

Evaluation of technical proposals on an Acceptable/Unacceptable basis, competitive range of the most highly rated proposals, agency refers to its selection decision as a tradeoff.  See Nangwik Services, LLC B-410444: Dec 23, 2014.  (February 23, 2015)

Buy American Act, FAR provision, DFARS provisions, price preference.  See FitNet Purchasing Alliance B-410797: Feb 12, 2015 (February 17, 2015)

Federal Supply Schedules, teaming arrangements, terminated team contract.  See Council for Logistics Research, Inc. B-410089.2, B-410089.3: Feb 9, 2015 (February 17, 2015)

Trade Agreements Act, compliant products.  See Sea Box, Inc. B-409963.3: Feb 4, 2015.  (February 11, 2015)

Past performance, contacting references, disparate treatment.  See Green Earthworks Construction, Inc. B-410724, B-410724.2: Feb 2, 2015 (February 9, 2015)

Cost realism analysis, final proposal revisions, reductions in rates, evaluated cost, agency's concern about disclosure of awardee's evaluated cost on past awards.  See CSI, Inc.; Visual Awareness Technologies and Consulting, Inc. B-407332.5, B-407332.8, B-407332.9: Jan 12, 2015.  (February 9, 2015)

Reverse auction, DLAD 52.215-9023.  See Active Headsets, Inc. B-410764: Feb 2, 2015.  (February 9, 2015)

Incumbent Federal Supply Schedule contractor did not receive solicitation, enhanced competition.  See  Technical Professional Services, Inc. B-410640: Jan 20, 2015 (February 9, 2015)

Past performance, relevance, risk.  See Tri-Starr Management Services, Inc. B-408827.2, B-408827.4: Jan 15, 2015.  (February 5, 2015)

Unequal access to information organizational conflict of interest.  See Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC B-410591, B-410591.2: Jan 14, 2015.  (February 3, 2015)

Interested party.  See Advanced Concept Enterprises, Inc. B-410069.3, B-410069.4: Jan 22, 2015(February 2, 2015)

Cost realism analysis, cost realism analysis need not achieve scientific certainty.  See The SI Organization, Inc. B-410496, B-410496.2: Jan 7, 2015.  (February 2, 2015)

Unequal discussions, clarifications.  See Hughes Network Systems, LLC B-409666.5, B-409666.6: Jan 15, 2015.  (January 30, 2015)

Sole-Source Extension of Existing Task Order.  See Lockheed Martin Corporation B-408686.5: Dec 22, 2014 (January 28, 2015)

Organizational Conflict of Interest.  See International Business Machines Corporation B-410639, B-410639.2: Jan 15, 2015.  (January 28, 2015)

Cost realism evaluation,  mechanical application of a government estimate.  See CFS-KBR Marianas Support Services, LLC; Fluor Federal Solutions LLC, B-410486, B-410486.2, B-410486.3: Jan 2, 2015.  (January 26, 2015)

Selecting procurements for the 8(a) program, adverse impact analysis.  See Professional Security Corporation B-410606: Jan 13, 2015 (January 26, 2015)

Difference between past performance and experience.  See Amyx, Inc. B-410623, B-410623.2: Jan 16, 2015 (January 26, 2015)

Labor categories required to perform the task order not on FSS contract.  See US Investigations Services, Professional Services Division, Inc. B-410454.2: Jan 15, 2015 (January 22, 2015)

Proposal rejected by agency server.  See Federal Acquisition Services Team, LLC B-410466: Dec 31, 2014.  (January 22, 2015)

GSA Electronic Contract Management System, novation agreement.  See Cleo Communications US, LLC B-410552: Jan 6, 2015 (January 20, 2015)

Evaluation of options, additive options.  See Glen Mar Construction, Inc. B-410603: Jan 14, 2015(January 20, 2015)

Interested party.  See Computer World Services Corporation, B-410513, B-410513.2: Dec 31, 2014.  (January 15, 2015)

Unusual and compelling urgency.  See eAlliant, LLC B-407332.4, B-407332.7: Dec 23, 2014 (January 15, 2015)

Joint venture, ostensible subcontractor.  See Al-Razaq Computing Services, B-410491, B-410491.2: Jan 7, 2015.  (January 12, 2015)

Reprocurement, competition.  See Maersk Line, Limited, B-410445, B-410445.2: Dec 29, 2014.  (January 12, 2015)

Payment of protester's Costs -- Corrective Action.  See Palmetto Isotopes, B-410268.2: Jan 5, 2015(January 9, 2015)

Unbalanced pricing.  See Ronsons SDVOSB P&L JV-1, B-410605: Jan 6, 2015 (January 9, 2015)

Service‑disabled, veteran‑owned small businesses set-aside.  See  Starlight Corporation, Inc., B-410471.2: Dec 30, 2014(January 5, 2015)

Elimination from competitive range, price.  See Avar Consulting, Inc. B-410308: Dec 8, 2014 (January 5, 2015)

Not set-aside but effectively restricted to small business.  See Industries for the Blind, Inc. B-409528.35, B-409528.36: Dec 3, 2014 (January 5, 2015)

Access to non-public, competitively useful information.  See International Resources Group, B-409346.2, B-409346.6, B-409346.9: Dec 11, 2014 (December 29, 2014)

Subcontracting plans.  See The University of Montana, B-410432: Dec 22, 2014 (December 29, 2014)

Discussions with offerors, anticipated award to the lowest-priced, technically acceptable offeror.  See Staples Contract & Commercial, Inc., B-409528.34, B-409528.37: Dec 3, 2014.  (December 29, 2014)

Rejection of late proposal revision, otherwise successful offer.  See Team Systems International, LLC, B-410420: Dec 19, 2014.  (December 29, 2014)

Offerors' responsibility to obtain solicitation documents.  See The Creative Mobility Group, LLC, B-410380.2: Dec 19, 2014.  (December 22, 2014)

Jurisdiction, procurement of goods or services.  See Open Spirit, LLC, B-410428, B-410428.2: Dec 15, 2014(December 17, 2014)

Price proposal, completeness.  See Equa Solutions, Inc., B-409848.2, B-409848.3: Nov 20, 2014.  (December 17, 2014)

Jurisdiction, interested party, joint venture.  See InSpace 21 LLC, B-410852, B-410852.3: Dec 8, 2014 (December 15, 2014)

Jurisdiction, IDIQ, bridge task order, original task order.  See Serco Inc., B-410676.2: Dec 12, 2014.  (December 15, 2014)

Patent ambiguity, company experience, individual experience.  See Costello, Hadley and Associates, LLC, B-410655: Dec 10, 2014.  (December 15, 2014)

Jurisdiction, IDIQ, IGE, base period and options, Far clause 52.217-8, six-month option to extend services.  See Edmond Scientific Company, B-410187.2: Dec 1, 2014(December 8, 2014)

Contracting officer's corrective action based on incorrect information from agency attorney, additional market research supports cancellation of solicitation.  See Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Protective Products Enterprises, B-409940.3: Nov 26, 2014.  (December 8, 2014)

FedBid ActivityCard alert, subjective determinations.  See FitNet Purchasing Alliance, B-410263: Nov 26, 2014.  (December 1, 2014)

Clarification or discussions.  See MetalCraft Marine Inc., B-410199, B-410199.2: Nov 13, 2014 (November 28, 2014)

Joint venture, solicitation requirements.  See Quality Services International, LLC, B-410156, B-410156.2, B-410156.3: Nov 3, 2014 (November 28, 2014) 

Responsibility determination, articles in news sources, letter from Djiboutian Minister of Energy.  See United Capital Investments Group, B-410284: Nov 18, 2014(November 24, 2014)

Performance confidence evaluation, recency, relevance, and location of past performance references vs. quality of performance.  See Computer Sciences Corporation; HP Enterprise Services, LLC; Harris IT Services Corporation; Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., B-408694.7, B-408694.8, B-408694.9, B-408694.10, B-408694.11: Nov 3, 2014 (November 24, 2014)

GPO’s Printing Procurement Regulation, review-and-confirm calls to vendors.  See Premiums & Specialties, Inc.. B-410247: Nov 13, 2014(November 19, 2014)

Set-aside, Rule of Two.  See Edmond Scientific Company, B-410179, B-410179.2: Nov 12, 2014(November 18, 2014)

Biased ground rules organizational conflict of interest (OCI), unequal Access to Information OCI.  See Alliant Techsystems, Inc., B-410036: Oct 14, 2014 (November 17, 2014)

Consolidation of requirements.  See Guardian Moving & Storage Co., Inc., B-410171: Nov 6, 2014(November 17, 2014)

Flawed price evaluation scheme.  See  Raymond Express International, B-409872.2: Nov 6, 2014(November 17, 2014)

Evaluator bias.  See BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services, Inc., B-409914, B-409914.2: Sep 16, 2014(November 12, 2014)

Late proposal.  See Brian X. Scott, B-410195: Nov 7, 2014.  (November 12, 2014)

Quality Products List.  See Rotair Industries, Inc., B-409950: Sep 25, 2014.  (November 7, 2014)

Certificate of Competency.  See MT & Associates, LLC, B-410066: Oct 17, 2014 (November 4, 2014)

Acceptable/unacceptable rating scheme, discussions only with offerors who submitted unacceptable offers.  See Presidio Networked Solutions, Inc.; Mercom Corporation; MicroTechnologies, LLC, B-408128.33, B-408128.35, B-408128.36, B-408128.50: Oct 31, 2014 (November 3, 2014)

Proposal evaluation, documentation.  See Swets Information Services, B-410078: Oct 20, 2014.  (November 3, 2014)

Bias, offeror's request for past performance questionnaire from SEB Chair who also was the contracting officer's representative on prior contract.  See Sigma Space Corporation, B-410062, B-410062.2, B-410062.3: Oct 16, 2014 (October 31, 2014)

Oral presentations, discussions, competition under FAR 16.505, clarifications.  See  Companion Data Services, LLC, B-410022, B-410022.2: Oct 9, 2014.  (October 29, 2014)

Clarifications.  See Cubic Simulation Systems, Inc., B-410006, B-410006.2: Oct 8, 2014 (October 28, 2014)

Responsibility determination, Department of Justice’s complaint.  See FCi Federal, Inc., B-408558.4, B-408558.5, B-408558.6: Oct 20, 2014 (October 24, 2014)

Impaired objectivity organizational conflict of interest.  See Q2 Administrators, LLC, B-410028: Oct 14, 2014(October 23, 2014)

Patent ambiguity.  See MEDI/e-Imagedata Corporation, B-410018: Sep 30, 2014(October 8, 2014)

Major subcontractors, patent ambiguity.  See Superior Government Solutions, B-409475.4, B-409475.5: Sep 25, 2014(October 8, 2014)

Davis-Bacon rates, lack of commitment to pay.  See Federal Builders, LLC-The James R. Belk Trust, B-409952, B-409952.2: Sep 26, 2014.  (October 8, 2014)

Time-and-materials contract, source selection authority's decision, award to proposal with lowest price that was 54.8 and 91.9 percent lower.  See PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; IBM U.S. Federal, B-409885, B-409885.2, B-409885.3,B-409885.4, B-409885.5, B-409885.6: Sep 5, 2014.  (October 6, 2014)

Jurisdiction, IDIQ contracts, task orders, protests in excess of $10 million.  See Goldbelt Glacier Health Services, LLC, B-410378, B-410378.2: Sep 25, 2014(September 30, 2014)

Rights in Data, restrictive provisions.  See Gallup, Inc., B-410126: Sep 25, 2014 (September 29, 2014)

Cancellation of a request for quotations.  See WKF Friedman Enterprises, B-409892.2: Sep 25, 2014 (September 29, 2014)

Limitation on Subcontracting.  See Promotions Plus, Inc., B-409318: Mar 10, 2014.  (September 26, 2014)

Past performance, evaluation.  See APT Research, Inc., B-409780: Aug 8, 2014.  (September 23, 2014)

Unequal treatment, evaluators' scoring.  See Electrosoft Services, Inc., B-409065, B-409065.2, B-409065.3: Jan 27, 2014.  (September 23, 2014)

Federal Supply Schedule, evaluation of past performance on a qualitative basis versus a technical acceptability basis.  See  CPS Professional Services, LLC, B-409811, B-409811.2: Aug 13, 2014 (September 22, 2014)

Evaluation, unstated criteria.  See Harris Corporation, B-409869: Sep 4, 2014 (September 18, 2014)

Technically unacceptable, weakness vs. deficiency.  See Paradigm Technologies, Inc., B-409221.2, B-409221.3: Aug 1, 2014.  (September 18, 2014)

Past performance, task orders.  See VSE Corporation, B-408936.5: Aug 25, 2014 (September 16, 2014)

Source Selection Authority's decision.  See PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, B-409537, B-409537.2: Jun 4, 2014.  (September 8, 2014)

Corrective action, removal of solicitation evaluation criteria, auctions.  See Platinum Services, Inc.; WIT Associates, Inc., B-409288.3, B-409288.4, B-409288.5: Aug 21, 2014.  (September 8, 2014)

Federal Supply Schedule contracts, special item number, SDVOSB.  See Veterans Healthcare Supply Solutions, Inc., B-409888: Sep 5, 2014 (September 8, 2014)

Responsibility, classified information.  See Aria Target Logistics Services, B-408308.23: Aug 22, 2014(September 5, 2014)

Unequal discussions, prices.  See Bannum, Inc., B-409831: Jul 30, 2014 (September 4, 2014)

Past performance, relevance. subsidiaries.  See  Bowhead Science and Technology, LLC, B-409871: Aug 26, 2014.  (September 3, 2014)

Source selection authority's decision, conflicts with solicitation, page limitation.  See IBM U.S. Federal, a division of IBM Corporation; Presidio Networked Solutions, Inc., B-409806, B-409806.2, B-409806.4, B-409806.5: Aug 15, 2014.  (August 25, 2014)

Promoting competition, incumbent's advantage, agency substitution of "non-proposed" costs for core requirements.  See New Mexico State University, B-409566: Jun 16, 2014 (August 25, 2014)

Agency corrective action, final proposal revisions.  See Hughes Network Systems, LLC, B-409666.3, B-409666.4: Aug 11, 2014 (August 20, 2014)

Invitation for Bids, performance period.  See Valley Quarries, Inc., B-409859: Aug 13, 2014.  (August 18, 2014)

Source selection plan, definitions.  See Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., B-409720, B-409720.2: Jul 21, 2014 (August 15, 2014)

Bid guarantee, power of attorney.  See Hamilton Pacific Chamberlain, LLC, B-409795: Aug 11, 2014(August 14, 2014)

Solicitation, page limitation.  See IMPRES Technology Solutions, Inc.; Metis Intellisystems, LLC; Futron Inc.; Patriot Comm; Ideal Systems Solutions, Inc., B-409890, B-409890.2, B-409890.3, B-409890.4, B-409890.5: Aug 5, 2014.  (August 11, 2014)

Source selection decision.  See Intelligent Decisions, Inc.; Abacus Technology Corporation; D&S Consultants, Inc.; CDO Technologies, Inc., B-409686, B-409686.2, B-409686.3, B-409686.5, B-409686.6, B-409686.12, B-409686.14: Jul 15, 2014.  (August 6, 2014)

Late proposal revision, intent to modify initial proposal, rejection of initial proposal.  See LATG, Inc., B-409679.2: Jul 31, 2014.  (August 4, 2014)

Organizational conflict of interest, federal post-employment restrictions.  See Liquidity Services, Inc., B-409718, B-409718.2, B-409718.3, B-409718.4: Jul 23, 2014 (August 4, 2014)

FSS contract items, contacting GSA Contracting Officer.  See National Forensic Science Technology Center, Inc.,  B-409457.2,B-409457.3: Jul 29, 2014 (August 4, 2014)

Procurement Integrity Act,  One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) program.  See Nexagen Networks, Inc.; LinTech Global, Inc., B-408685.15, B-408685.17: Jul 28, 2014 (August 4, 2014)

Price realism analysis.  See Iron Vine Security, LLC, B-409015: Jan 22, 2014.  (August 4, 2014)

Evaluation of proposal.  See Native Resource Development Company, B-409617.3: Jul 21, 2014.  (July 29, 2014) 

Government bad faith.  See Azimuth, Inc., B-409711, B-409711.2: Jul 21, 2014 (July 28, 2014) 

Past performance, affiliates.  See Raytheon Company, B-409651, B-409651.2: Jul 9, 2014.  (July 28, 2014) 

Bundling.  See American Custom Meats, LLC, B-409564: Jun 12, 2014(July 21, 2014)

Past performance, affiliates.  See Alutiiq Pacific, LLC, B-409584, B-409584.2: Jun 18, 2014.  (July 18, 2014)

HUBZone price evaluation preference.  See Wakan, LLC, B-408535.2: Jun 19, 2014.  (July 16, 2014)

FedBid, Bid Validation request, unstated requirement.  See AeroSage LLC, B-409627: Jul 2, 2014.  (July 7, 2014)

Sole-source, Justification & Approval.  See Raytheon Company and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS, B-409615, B-409615.2: Jun 24, 2014 (July 7, 2014)

JWOD Act, essentially the same items, brick and mortar stores.  See National Industries for the Blind, B-409528.20: Jul 2, 2014.  (July 7, 2014.  (July 7, 2014)

GSA Multiple Award Schedule, unbalanced pricing.  See MSC Industrial Direct Company, Inc., B-409585, B-409585.4, B-409585.9: Jun 12, 2014.  (July 1, 2014)

GSA Multiple Award Schedule, Trade Agreements Act, availability of items.  See Kipper Tool Company, B-409585.2, B-409585.3: Jun 19, 2014.  (July 1, 2014)

GSA Multiple Award Schedule,  meaningful discussions, final proposal revisions.  See URS Federal Services, Inc.; ManTech Telecommunications and Information Systems Corporation, B-408678.5, B-408678.6, B-408678.7: Jun 20, 2014.  (July 1, 2014)

Subcontract proposal, format.  See American Systems Corporation, B-409632: Jun 23, 2014.  (June 25, 2014)

Unequal discussions, clarification.  See H P Enterprise Services, LLC, B-409169.3, B-409169.4: Jun 16, 2014 (June 23, 2014)

Record fails to support the Source Selection Authority’s conclusion.  See  Gaver Technologies, Inc., B-409535: Jun 3, 2014.  (June 23, 2014)

"Sales gimmick."  See Capture, LLC, B-409792: Jun 16, 2014(June 18, 2014)

Bundling under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.  See American Toner & Ink; KPaul  Properties, LLC; Dolphin Blue, Inc.; Capital Shredder Corp., B-409528.7, B-409528.11, B-409528.14, B-409528.18: Jun 9, 2014(June 13, 2014)

CPARS rating by unauthorized person.  See WAI-Stoller Services, LCC; Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc., B-408248.6, B-408248.7, B-408248.8, B-408248.9, B-408248.10, B-408248.11, B-408248.12: May 22, 2014.  (June 11, 2014)

Unequal discussions.  See Marathon Medical Corporation, B-408052: Jun 4, 2014 (June 10, 2014)

Bias or bad faith.  See  Latvian Connection, LLC, B-409543: Jun 2, 2014 (June 3, 2014)

SBA regulation, 8(a) joint venture, approved prior to submission of a proposal or approved prior to contract award.  See  BGI-Fiore JV, LLC, B-409520: May 29, 2014 (June 2, 2014)

Unstated evaluation factor, 4-year engineering or construction management degree.  See Design Engineering, Inc., B-408336.3: May 6, 2014.  (June 2, 2014)

Changed requirements, contracting officer's selection decision was made before she had knowledge of the changed requirements.  See System Studies & Simulation, Inc., B-409375.2, B-409375.3: May 12, 2014.  (May 29, 2014)

Inverted Domestic Corporation.  See Inchcape Shipping Services (Dubai) LLC, B-409465, B-409465.2: May 12, 2014.  (May 20, 2014)

Agency's corrective action, release of initial prices, incumbent's advantage.  See AXIS Management Group, LLC, B-408575.2: May 9, 2014(May 14, 2014)

Simplified Acquisition, receipt of quotes, security of quotes.  See Latvian Connection General Trading and Construction, LLC, B-409569: May 8, 2014(May 12, 2014)

Limitation on subcontracting, independent contractor as employee.  See MindPoint Group, LLC, B-409562: May 8, 2014.  (May 12, 2014)

Source selection authority's unreasonable disagreement with source selection evaluation board.  See Prism Maritime, LLC, B-409267.2, B-409267.3: Apr 7, 2014 (May 5, 2014)

IFB, option pricing.  See Croman Corporation, B-409496: Apr 29, 2014(May 1, 2014)

Customary commercial practice, FAR Subpart 8.4.  See HealthDataInsights, Inc.; CGI Federal Inc., B-409409, B-409449, B-409449.2, B-409470, B-409470.2, B-409482, B-409482.2: Apr 23, 2014 (April 29, 2014) 

Late proposal, portal not working, e-mail.  See  ICI Services, Inc., B-409231.2: Apr 23, 2014(April 29, 2014) 

Simplified Acquisition, promoting competition.  See Latvian Connection General Trading and Construction, LLC, B-409442: Apr 25, 2014 (April 28, 2014) 

Offerors' proposals, need to be well written.  See Watts-Obayashi, Joint Venture; Black Construction Corporation, B-409391, B-409391.2, B-409391.3: Apr 4, 2014 (April 28, 2014) 

Timeliness.  See Adams and Associates, Inc., B-409680,B-409681: Apr 22, 2014.  (April 24, 2014) 

Limitation on subcontracting.  See SumCo Eco-Contracting LLC, B-409434, B-409434.2: Apr 15, 2014.  (April 24, 2014) 

Past performance, relevance.  See A&D General Contracting, Inc., B-409429: Apr 17, 2014 (April 21, 2014) 

Evaluators' scoring.  See Management Systems International, Inc., B-409415, B-409415.2: Apr 2, 2014(April 15, 2014) 

Unbalanced bid.  See JCMCS, B-409407: Apr 8, 2014 (April 14, 2014)

Price realism, comparison of price to the median price.  See Kilda Group, LLC, B-409144, B-409144.2: Jan 29, 2014(April 14, 2014)

Restrictive provisions.  See Government and Military Certification Systems, Inc., B-409420: Apr 2, 2014 (April 7, 2014)

Failure to submit a price for an alternative line item, responsive bid.  See Hamilton Pacific Chamberlain, LLC, B-409208.2: Apr 3, 2014 (April 7, 2014)

Justification and approval.  See Coulson Aviation (USA) Inc.; 10 Tanker Air Carrier, LLC; Minden Air Corp., B-409356.2, B-409356.3, B-409356.4, B-409356.5, B-409356.6: Mar 31, 2014.  (April 3, 2014)

Past performance, affiliates.  See Ma-Chis Kawv V, LLC, B-409344: Mar 20, 2014.  (April 3, 2014)

Ambiguous, performance requirements.  See SEK Solutions, LLC, B-406939.2: Feb 27, 2014(March 24, 2014)

OCI plan submitted by email,  no delivery notification.  See  DJW Consulting, LLC, B-408846.3: Dec 18, 2013(March 21, 2014)

Patent ambiguity, duty to inquire.  See ARKRAY USA, Inc., B-408981.4: Mar 5, 2014(March 20, 2014)

Opportunity to respond to adverse past performance information.  See Professional Performance Development Group, Inc., B-408925: Dec 31, 2013 (March 18, 2014)

Evaluators' handwritten evaluation sheets, destroyed, summary document.  See Custom Pak, Inc.; M-Pak, Inc., B-409308, B-409308.2, B-409308.3, B-409308.4: Mar 4, 2014 (March 17, 2014)

Material misrepresentation, bait and switch.  See Custom Pak, Inc.; M-Pak, Inc., B-409308, B-409308.2, B-409308.3, B-409308.4: Mar 4, 2014 (March 17, 2014)

Available from Federal Supply Schedules, micro-purchase.  See  Homecare Products, Inc., B-408898.2: Mar 12, 2014 (March 17, 2014)

Significant weakness, discussions.  See Nuclear Production Partners LLC, B-407948.10, B-407948.11: Feb 27, 2014 (March 14, 2014)

Service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses.  See Charlie Mike Prosthetics; Half Milers Rule, LLC, B-409389, B-409389.2: Mar 10, 2014(March 12, 2014)

Price realism, labor rates, labor mix, level of effort.  See Solers Inc., B-409079, B-409079.2: Jan 27, 2014(March 10, 2014)

Past performance, subcontractor.  See  Hughes Group Solutions, B-408781.2: Mar 5, 2014.  (March 10, 2014)

Late response to material amendment.  See MOWA Barlovento, LLC-JV, B-408445: Sep 12, 2013.  (March 7, 2014)

Clarification or discussion.  See L&G Technology Services, Inc., B-408080.2: Nov 6, 2013.  (March 6, 2014)

Past performance, relevance.  See A&D General Contracting, Inc., B-409296: Feb 24, 2014 (March 5, 2014)

Jurisdiction, suspended or debarred.  See Aria Target Logistics Services, B-408308.14, B-409055.2: Feb 27, 2014 (March 3, 2014)

Simplified procedures, soliciting from one source.  See Desktop Alert, Inc., B-408707: Nov 15, 2013 (March 3, 2014)

Price realism.  See AMEC Programs, Inc; Bechtel National, Inc., B-408708, B-408708.2: Dec 4, 2013 (February 28, 2014)

Offeror’s responsibility to submit an adequately written proposal.  See Wolf Creek Federal Services, Inc., B-409187, B-409187.2, B-409187.3: Feb 6, 2014.  (February 27, 2014)

Timeliness.  See Lulus Ostrich Ranch, B-408993.2: Feb 21, 2014 (February 25, 2014)

Restricted competition.  See  Air USA, Inc., B-409236: Feb 14, 2014.  (February 24, 2014)

8(a) program, adverse impact analysis.  See Alpa Technologies and Services, Inc., B-408762.2: Feb 12, 2014.  (February 24, 2014)

Patent ambiguity, RFQ closing date.  See Gartner Inc., B-408933.2, B-408933.3: Feb 12, 2014(February 24, 2014)

FAR subpart 8.4, best-value.  See VariQ Corporation, B-409114, B-409114.2, B-409114.4: Jan 27, 2014.  (February 20, 2014)

Preaward Debriefings.  See Asset Management Real Estate, LLC; et al, B-407214.5 . . . .  Jan 24, 2014 (February 19, 2014)

Non-responsive bid.  See C&D Construction, Inc., B-408930.2: Feb 14, 2014.  (February 18, 2014)

Experience, past performance, affiliates, restrictive of competition.  See Iyabak Construction, LLC, B-409196: Feb 6, 2014.  (February 12, 2014)

Jurisdiction, subcontract protest, awarded by the government.  See The Panther Brands, LLC, B-409073: Jan 17, 2014(February 11, 2014)

Appropriated funds not used, award of concession contract.  See Moboco, Inc., B-409186, B-409186.2: Feb 5, 2014 (February 10, 2014)

Non-complaint proposal.  See Motorola Solutions, Inc, B-409148, B-409148.2, Jan 28, 2014.  (February 5, 2014)

Timeliness.  See  Motorola Solutions, Inc, B-409148, B-409148.2, Jan 28, 2014.  (February 5, 2014)

Cost realism analysis.  See CACI Technologies, Inc., B-409147, B-409147.2, Jan 27, 2014 (February 4, 2014)

Past performance, subcontractor, personnel.  See TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, Inc., B-408175.4, Dec 30, 2013 (January 31, 2014)

Clarifications, discussions,  FAR FAR § 8.404. See Kardex Remstar, LLC, B-409030, Jan 17, 2014.  (January 29, 2014)

Offeror obtaining solicitation.  See Coyol International Group, B-408982.2, Jan 24, 2014(January 28, 2014)

Clarifications, discussionsSee Piquette & Howard Electric Service, Inc., B-408435.3, Dec 16, 2013.  (January 27, 2014)

Clarifications, discussions,  FAR part 16.  See IAP-Leopardo Construction, Inc., B-408890, Dec 19, 2013 (January 23, 2014)

Responsibility determination, jurisdiction.  See RQ Construction, LLC, B-409131, Jan 13, 2014(January 16, 2014)

Competitive 8(a), sole-source award.  See  HRCI-MPSC PASS, LLC, B-408919, B-408919.2, Jan 8, 2014 (January 15, 2014)

Failure to reasonably evaluate the manner in which the contract would be performed.  See Wyle Laboratories, Inc., B-408112.2, Dec 27, 2013(January 14, 2014)

Latent ambiguity.  See Miracle Systems, LLC, B-408947, Dec 24, 2013 (January 13, 2014)

Late quote.  See International Code Council, B-409146, Jan 8, 2014.  (January 13, 2014)

Brand name or equal.  See Logistics Network, Inc. B-408995, Jan 6, 2014.  (January 8, 2014)

Most probable cost.  See  Black & Veatch Special Projects Corporation B-408607, Nov 6, 2013 (January 7, 2014)

Restrictive provisions, evaluating experience of joint ventures.  See Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co. B-408936, Jan 2, 2014 (January 6, 2014)

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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)

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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)

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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Offeror was told proposal was late, solicitation amended extending time, offeror left in competitive range.  See Bannum, Inc. v U. S. and The Alston Wilkes Society, No. 14-822C, December 5, 2014.  (December 10, 2014)

Limitations on subcontracting.  See Lynxnet, Inc. v. U. S. and Strategic Operational Solutions, Inc., No. 14-735, November 18, 2014.  (November 24, 2014)

Source selection decision, best value procurement, selection of lower priced proposal.  See Bahrain Maritime & Mercantile International BSC(C) v. U. S. No.14-720C, October 21, 2014.  (October 22, 2014)

Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006,  revocation of certification status, ownership issues outside the scope of protest, Administrative Procedure Act.  See AmBuild Company, LLC v. U. S., No. 14-786C, October 16, 2014 (October 20, 2014)

Size standard determination.  See RLB Contracting Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-651C, October 3, 2014.  (October 7, 2014)

Late proposal, unanticipated interruption in normal government processes, government office designated for receipt of offers, offeror's office.  See Global Military Marketing, Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-622C, September 29, 2014.  (October 6, 2014)

Jurisdiction, IDIQ contracts, task orders, protests in excess of $10 million, fair opportunity.  See Trident Technologies, LLC v. U. S., No. 14-531C, September 22, 2014 (September 30, 2014)

Nonmanufacturer Rule, NAICS code, supplies or services, 13 C.F.R. § 121.406, contrary to statute, Chevron deference, Brand X Internet.  See Rotech Healthcare Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-502C,  September 19, 2014 (September 22, 2014)

Competitive range, discussions.  See Bannum, Inc. v. U. S. and Alston Wilkes Society, Inc., No. 14-429C, September 10, 2014 (September 15, 2014)

Party to federal supply schedule contract, blanket purchase agreement.  See ARKRAY USA, Inc. v. U. S. and Abbott Diabetes Care Sales Corporation, No. 14-233C, September 9, 2014.  (September 11, 2014)

Responsibility, financial resources, amount of information to make a responsibility determination.  See Bailey Tool & Manufacturing Company v. U. S., No. 14-216C, August 28, 2014.  (September 2, 2014)

FAR Part 12, application to FAR Subpart 8.4.  See CGI Federal Inc. v. U. S., No.14-355C, August 22, 2014.  (September 2, 2014)

Sanctions, backdated Determinations and Findings.  See Coastal Environmental Group, Inc. v. U. S., No. 13-71C, August 25, 2014.  (August 27, 2014)

Constructive cancellation of procurement, presumption of good faith.  See Coastal Environmental Group, Inc. v. U. S., No. 13-71C, August 25, 2014.  (August 26, 2014)

Changed requirements, failure to complete corrective actions, sole-source award.  See Applied Business Management Solutions, Inc. v. U. S. and Premier Management Corporation, No. 14-214C, August 13, 2014.  (August 18, 2014)

Competition in Contracting Act, Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act, cooperative farming agreements.  See Jay Hymas d/b/a Dosmen Farms v. U. S., No. 13-291C, July 25, 2014.  (July 28, 2014) 

Nonresponsive bid, GAO’s irrational decision, agency’s arbitrary and capricious decision.  See RUSH Construction, Inc. v. U. S. and C&D Construction, Inc., No. 14-202C, July 15, 20014.  (July 24, 2014) 

ID/IQ contract, task order, fair opportunity, dispute.  See Orbis Sibro, Inc., v. U. S., No. 14-589C, July 18, 2014(July 21, 2014)

Small business set-aside, rule of two.  See SEK Solutions, Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-243C, July 11, 2014.  (July 14, 2014)

Price evaluation, base year, options, FSS schedule items.  See Laboratory Corporation of America v U. S. and Quest Diagnostics, Inc., No. 14-261C, June 23, 2014.  (June 27, 2014)

Sole-source, lack of advance planning.  See Cherokee Nation Technologies, LLC v. U S and Chenega Federal Systems, LLC, No. 14-371C, June 23, 2014.  (June 27, 2014)

Procurement by negotiation, material error, government’s obligations in addressing the errors.  See Business Integra Inc. v. U. S., No. 14-210C, June 4, 2014 (June 9, 2014)

Court of Appeals for the federal Circuit

GAO, COFC, The Veterans Act of 2006.  See Kingdomware Techs., Inc. v. United States, No 13-5042, June 3, 2014.  (June 4, 2014)

Court of Federal Claims

Appearance of impropriety.  See Communication Construction Services, Inc. v. U. S. v. U. S. and Resolute Partners, LLC, No. 10-878C, May 30, 2014(June 2, 2014)

Ambiguities, interpretation of solicitation provisions.  See AM General, LLC v. U. S. and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, No. 14-18C, May 22, 2014 (May 27, 2014)

Attorney’s fees, bid preparation and proposal costs.  See Insight Systems Corp. and CenterScope Technologies, Inc., Nos. 12-863C and 12-883C, May 12, 2014.  (May 13, 2014)

Executive Order 13,661, unlawful contract, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin.  See Space Exploration Technologies Corp. v. U. S. and United Launch Systems, LLC, No. 14-354C, April 30, 2014.  (May 12, 2014)

Interested party, standing.  See Hughes Group, LLC v. U. S. and Management Services Northwest, Inc., No. 14-155C, April 22, 2014.  (April 23, 2014) 

Limitation on subcontracting.  See Hyperion, Inc. v. U. S., No. 13-1012C, April 17, 2014.  (April 21, 2014) 

Source selection decision, government-furnished equipment.  See FCN, Inc. v. U. S., No. 13-616C, April 4, 2014.  (April 10, 2014)

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act.  See CMS Contract Management Services, the Housing Authority of the City of Bremerton . . . ., et al.  (March 26, 2014)

Court of Federal Claims

Nonresponsive offer, certificate of competency.  See Manus Medical, LLC v. U. S. and Marathon Medical, LLC, No. 14-26C, March 19, 2014 (March 24, 2014)

Job Corps center, small business set-aside, Rule of Two.  See Management & Training Corp. v. U. S., No 12-683C, March 14, 2014 (March 24, 2014)

Responsibility, certificate of competency, comparative or tradeoff analysis.  See Optimization Consulting Inc., v. U. S. and Goldbelt Glacier Health Services, LLC, No 13-103C, Feb. 28, 2014 (March 4, 2014)

Unacceptable or offer.  See Sentrillion Corporation v U. S. and Tyco Integrated Security, LLC, No. 13-636C, January 23, 2014.  (February 3, 2014)

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