Majority of Recent Protests Found Some Success at GAO
The authors of this article analyze the Government Accountability Office’s Annual Report to Congress summarizing bid protest activity for fiscal year 2020.
The Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) has released its Annual Report to Congress summarizing bid protest activity for fiscal year (“FY”) 2020. The report shows that, in a unique year where COVID-19 altered procurement practices and priorities, protest activity at GAO was remarkably stable. Of note, GAO’s “effectiveness rate” this year topped 50 percent, meaning most protests resulted in some form of relief. The number of task order protests continues to increase, despite a modest dip in overall protests. Unsurprisingly, again there were very few hearings.
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“Majority of Recent Protests Found Some Success at GAO,” by Luke W. Meier and Scott Arnold was published in the April 2021 edition of Pratt’s Government Contracting Law Report (Vol. 7, No. 4), an A.S. Pratt Publication, LexisNexis. Reprinted with permission.
This article was first published in Blank Rome’s Government Contracts Navigator blog in December 2020.