4 Surefire Ways To Lose a GAO Bid Protest

By Bryan Koenig (February 22, 2016, 2:03 PM EST) -- A lot can go wrong when arguing a U.S. Government Accountability Office bid protest, where the financial stakes are high and the rules are unforgiving.

In a 100-day protest cycle, challengers have to convince the GAO not only that the contracting agency made a mistake, but also that the error clearly impacted the chances of winning projects that could run into the billions of dollars, experts say.

In the thousands of protests the GAO hears annually — 2,522 reportedly closed in fiscal year 2015 — a lot of the same missteps pop up again and again, according to experts, with protesters...

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