Government Contracts Legal Round-Up | 2023 Issue 19
Government Contracts Legal Round-Up | 2023 Issue 20

Government Contractors Obtain Relief in More than Half of GAO Bid Protests; Annual Statistics Skewed by CIO-SP4 Protests

We break down the numbers in the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2023. As we explain, the report shows that the number of bid protests filed and GAO’s “effectiveness rate” increased this past fiscal year, but these statistics were largely inflated by hundreds of protests emanating from one procurement. We also stress that “in more than half of the cases GAO resolved in fiscal year 2023, the bid protest forum was an effective avenue for the protester to obtain at least some relief.” 

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