bid protest

  • GAO sees more bid protests in 2009

    The agency received more complaints last year than in any of the previous eight years. GAO also came to a final decision on more cases in 2009 than the year before. More agencies and vendors also are turning to alternative dispute resolution to solve their differences, GAO finds.

  • DHS $450 million TASC contract protested

    Global Computer Enterprise submits a complaint to GAO after DHS awards the deal to CACI last month.

  • Google wins stay of Interior award to Microsoft for cloud

    The Court of Federal Claims rules that Interior violated law and federal regulations in awarding a sole source contract to Microsoft for e-mail and collaboration services in the cloud. This the latest episode in an ongoing battle between the two software giants to provide cloud services to agencies.

  • GAO sustains protests of DHS $450M award to CACI

    The Government Accountability Office sustained protests from two losing bidders under the Transformation and System Consolidation (TASC) program, say government and industry sources.

  • Assad: KC-X to lead the way in procurements

    Shay Assad, director of the office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, told industry professionals Thursday that DoD would provide them with a clearer picture of what the Pentagon wants when it issues solicitations to industry. Past acquisition processes, he said, had forced vendors to guess what factors DoD thought were truly important.

  • Google’s claims of FISMA certification questioned

    Microsoft makes court documents public as part of battle to provide cloud services to the Interior Department. Google contends its Google Apps for Government offers more security than FISMA requires.

  • GAO upholds one of four protests under E-Travel RFP

    The General Services Administration has lost a protest to CarlsonWagonlit Sato Travel on the follow-on contract for agencies up upgrade their governmentwide E-Travel systems.

  • Senate approves extension of task order protest rights

    By Jason Miller Executive Editor Federal News Radio The Senate yesterday approved the ability of vendors to protest task and delivery orders from civilian agencies worth more than $10 million to the Government Accountability Office…

  • Critical needs first in DHS IT modernization

    A day after the Department of Homeland Security cancelled its $450 million contract to modernize and unify its backoffice IT systems, the department’s acting CFO told Congress DHS will focus first on modernizing the infrastructure of the department’s components that are severely out of date. A new strategy for an integrated, departmentwide system has yet to be determined, she said.

  • GAO to reaffirms right to hear task order protests

    Even though the legislative authority expired in May, GAO determined it still can decide task order complaints because of the Competition in Contracting Act.