Experts Defend Bid Protests Against Agency Backlash

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT) -- As federal budget pressures lead to a rise in bid protests, some government contracts experts are pushing back against potential protest reforms they say could harm the openness and accountability that the current system offers.

Dan Gordon, a former Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator and the current associate dean for government procurement law at George Washington University Law School, has reignited the debate over the protest system with new research indicating that protests are much rarer than commonly believed. According to Gordon, less than 1...
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