Agency Corrective Action Is No Silver Bullet In Bid Protests

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 8:45 PM EST) -- Federal agencies are moving faster to correct perceived contracting mistakes rather than get bogged down in bid protests, but attorneys say contractors' eagerness to litigate decisions that don't go their way could undermine the government's attempts to sidestep procurement disputes.

Contractors have been filing bid protests with increasing frequency at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, a trend that is driven in part by declining contract spending, which increases competition for the contract opportunities that remain. In 2012, the GAO handled 2,495 bid protests, a 5 percent...
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