Trends In Fiscal 2020 Bid Protests Sustained By GAO: Part 1

Law360 (November 19, 2020, 5:09 PM EST) -- The bid protest decisions sustained each year by the U.S. Government Accountability Office add to the cumulative case law that guides agencies on the conduct of their procurements and informs disappointed offerors or potential bidders on the potential grounds they may have to file a protest.

The protest decisions sustained by the GAO in fiscal year 2020 included a mix of the usual sustainable protest grounds, most often addressing proposal evaluations concerning technical, past-performance, cost or price issues, and/or reasoning of the award decision. The sustained grounds also included significant decisions on disparate treatment, key personnel, conflict of interest, corrective action, solicitation...

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