GAO: contract protests hit 15-year high

Tuesday - 12/7/2010, 9:31am EST

Ralph White, Managing Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law, GAO

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Bid protests are up for the fourth year in a row. In fiscal 2010, contractor protests reached a 15-year high: more than 2,200. Government Accountability Office says most cases were dismissed for procedural reasons, withdrawn, or settled through mediation. Ralph White, Managing Associate General Council for Procurement Law at GAO, breaks the numbers down for us.