Partner Milt Johns discussed the effectiveness of bid protests at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in a Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report called Bid Protest: Agencies Roll the Dice as GAO Sustain Rate Nearly Doubles.
"Nearly one in two protesters is receiving some relief as a result of the GAO bid protest process," Johns said in the article.
Bloomberg reported a 1 percent increase in the GAO's effectiveness rate, which takes into account instances when protesters persuaded the GAO to sustain a protest as well as instances when protesters convinced an agency to take corrective action in order to fix a procurement error. The article also cited a 6 percent growth in the number of protests filed at the GAO from 2015 to 2016.
The full article is available on Bloomberg BNA's website.