Author Archives: Amy Spencer

Deloitte Consulting, LLP, B-412125.6, Nov. 28, 2016

Bid protest sustained where, in response to a prior bid protest, agency took corrective action by engaging in discussions, but imposed unreasonably restrictive limitations on the scope of proposal revisions, which prohibit revision of proposal information materially impacted by the corrective action.  

New York Times quotes Bill Savarino on security clearance issues pertaining to Hillary Clinton’ e-mail FBI investigation

Sumaria Systems, Inc.; COLSA Corp., B-412961, B-412961, Jul. 21, 2016

Successful defense of bid protest alleging errors in technical evaluation. 

Another Clearance Saved

Bill Savarino saved another clearance this time an SCI level clearance with NSA.  The matter involved allegations pertaining to pornography under Guideline D (Sexual Behavior); illegal hacking of computer systems under Guideline M (Use of Information Technology Systems); and fraudulent conduct under Guideline J (Criminal Conduct).

Army’s Bomb Award Flawed By Improper Discussions, GAO Holds

The Army’s practice bombs contract award was flawed by improper discussions, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) (Delfasco LLC, GAO, B-409514, 3/2/15, decision released 7/15/16). The GAO also sustained a protest of the award because the Army failed to adhere to past performance requirements in the solicitation. In addition, the GAO said that although it doesn’t […]

Another Clearance Saved

Bill Savarino saved another clearance at the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA), this time for a senior executive from India.  It involved mitigating Foreign Influence issues under Guideline B concerning siblings in India and assets in India. 

Another Clearance Saved

Bill Savarino saved another clearance at the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA), this time without the need for a hearing by convincing DOHA to withdraw the Statement of Reasons.   The applicant was from Pakistan, who had siblings and parent’s-in-law in Pakistan.

GAO: Defense Health Agency Erred in $80 Million Program Support Award

The Defense Health Agency improperly relaxed key personnel requirements and engaged in unequal discussions with a protester before making an $80 million program management support award, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said (Deloitte Consulting LLP, GAO, B-412125, 4/15/16, decision released 5/16/16). The agency also failed to adequately document its past performance evaluation, the GAO said. […]

Deloitte Consulting, LLP, B-412125.2, B-412125.3, Apr. 15, 2016

Successful bid protest challenging the agency’s evaluation of key personnel, past performance relevancy, and unequal discussions.

Delfasco, LLC, B-409514.3, Mar. 2, 2015

Successful bid protest of the agency’s evaluation of the relevancy of the awardee’s past performance and misleading discussions as to weaknesses remaining in the protester’s proposal.