Thursday, December 16, 2010

Federal Bid Protests Increase by 16% in 2010

The number of bid protests filed with the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) increased by 16% between 2009 and 2010.

4th Year of Protest Increases:  The continuing tight economic conditions are undoubtedly a major factor in the protests which have seen increases over the last four years as indicated in the chart below:

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Practical Tips:  Make sure you have a comprehensive and independent quality control process for reviewing your solicitation documents before they are advertised to ensure that the selection process and requirements are clear.  Your solicitation documents should also define your agency's protest procedures, which may be partially governed by your state law.
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