GOVERNMENT CONTRACT BID PROTESTS: WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES
Funded by an allocation from the Federal budget, government agencies offer attractive offer in bids to the private sector. In many cases, there are bulk purchases of goods or consumption of services with guaranteed payment. However, this process is faced unique challenges of protests.
There are forums provided for addressing these protests but, they bring with them associated costs and delay business operations as they await determination. Most protests are either sustained or dismissed on grounds of technicalities. Statistics of past protests do not promise much chance for a hearing unless it is U.S. Court of Federal Claims. This court however has a tedious process before the hearing.