4 Takeaways From GAO's Annual Bid Protest Data

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 7:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office is still receiving near-record numbers of protests, and while surface statistics — like the number of protests filed and the rate at which they are sustained — remained fairly steady, experts have pointed to a few under-the-radar trends that can be picked up from the data.

The GAO received 2,429 new cases in 2013, a 2 percent decline from the 2,475 filed in 2012 and the first year that the overall numbers have decreased since a slight dip in 2006. The...
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