Four Winning Bid Protest Arguments At The GAO

By Bryan Koenig (March 11, 2016, 12:01 PM EST) -- The Government Accountability Office hears thousands of bid protests each year that make a wide variety of arguments pushing back on agency decisions and fighting for a finite amount of federal dollars and contracts, but not all of those arguments are created equal.

Most protests, at least the ones that go to a decision on the merits, will fail. The goal when pursuing a bid protest is to get a challenge sustained, but in fiscal year 2015 the GAO upheld just 12 percent of 587 challenges that went to a merits decision — most protests don't get to a merits decision...

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