The rising tide of bid protests has contracting experts in and out of government calling for more dialogue between government industry as way of reducing the disputes, according to a Federal Times report.
The experts cited a variety of reasons for the rise in bid protests including companies that file protests just to find out why they lost. Other reasons driving the increase in protests include the bundling of contracts and the ability to protest task orders.
A GAO official said the watchdog agency expects the number of bid protests to continue to rise.
— by Washington Technology staff – May 09, 2011 at http://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2011/05/09/agg-reasons-bid-protests-rising.aspx?s=wtdaily_100511