GAO Bid Protests Climb Yet Again In 2010

Law360, New York (November 19, 2010, 4:38 PM EST) -- For the third straight year, the number of bid protests filed with the U.S. Government Accountability Office significantly increased, climbing 16 percent in fiscal year 2010, a trend that experts attribute to a stagnant economy, expanded GAO jurisdiction and growing procurement budgets.

The 2,299 bid protests filed with the agency in FY 2010 is a whopping 73 percent increase from the number of protests filed in FY 2006, according to preliminary FY 2010 statistics from the GAO obtained by Law360.

FY 2010 was remarkable not just...
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