By Jason Miller Executive Editor FederalNewsRadio Fewer companies are protesting contract awards made by the Defense Department over the last five years. Between 2004 and 2008, the Government Accountability Office found the number of protests…
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Bid protests of government contracts have been on a steady rise over the past decade.
Steven Maser, a professor of public policy and administration at Willamette University, recently completed a study on the bid protest process. While he acknowledged that the number of bid protests were on the rise, he didn’t necessarily think that was a bad thing for agencies and contractors.
Joseph Petrillo, a federal contract attorney with Petrillo and Powell, agreed with a recent report that bid protests help to keep the federal government honest. Unfortunately, the 2,000 or so annual bid protests are just a drop in the bucket of the millions of possible protestable contract actions out there.