GAO Protest Win For Client: Army Agreed to Re-Evaluate Bids and Ordered to Pay Client Legal Fees

Some of our blog posts cover cases with contractors represented by the attorney-authors, including the case below.  The cases and articles we write serve as examples of the types of issues, settlements, awards, and verdicts obtained on behalf of our clients. The description below is not meant to explain all facets of the case, but to provide an idea of the type of contractor cases with which the attorney-authors have been involved.

 GAO Protest Win

Al Qabandi United Company; American General Trading & Contracting—Costs, B-310600.3,B-310600.4

Attorney Vandaveer obtained corrective action and attorney fees from the U.S. government on behalf of its client in Kuwait who protested the faulty award of a laundry services contract to another vendor. Ms. Vandaveer’s client, American General Trading & Contracting (AGT), along with another contractor, Al Qabandi United, filed protests involving this laundry contract, alleging the government failed to follow required bid evaluation procedures.

In response to the protests, the U.S. Army first attempted to seek dismissal, but was denied. Eventually, the Army agreed to take corrective action by re-evaluting the bids in accordance with required procedures.

Because the Army delayed taking corrective action, Ms. Vandaveer sought reimbursement from the U.S. government of her client’s attorney fees for pursuing the protest. The GAO granted the request and awarded AGT its protests costs. You can read a copy of the GAO decision here.

For more information about the legal services we provide to government contractors and subcontractors to primes, see our Legal Services page or contact us at vonda@vkvlaw.com.

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