4 Tips For Navigating Bid Protests Outside The US

By Dietrich Knauth (September 27, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT) -- As U.S. defense companies ramp up their search for opportunities abroad, getting familiar other nations' evolving bid protest practices can be a helpful step in ensuring they are treated fairly in competitions, experts say.

The U.S. procurement system is unique in its long history of allowing prospective contractors to challenge government contract decisions, and despite domestic criticism of the delays and litigiousness that sometimes result, other nations continue to look to the U.S. as they establish or amend their own versions of bid protests.

Protest systems are increasingly seen as essential to a good public procurement framework, and are encouraged by...

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