GAO Sees 1st Decline In Bid Protests Since 2006

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 8:21 PM EST) -- The Government Accountability Office received fewer bid protests in 2013 than it received in 2012, the first time that the numbers decreased since a slight dip in 2006, according to the GAO’s annual report published Friday.

The GAO received 2,429 new cases in 2013, a 2 percent decline from the 2,475 filed in 2012.

The number of protests had spiked sharply every year between 2007 and 2010, but leveled off somewhat after that, with a 2 percent increase in 2011 and a 5 percent increase in...
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