An analysis of GAO's 2022 bid protest statistics
This Feature Comment was written for The Government Contractor by Jerald S. Howe, Jr., Stephen S. Kaye, and Anayansi Rodriguez of Leidos, and James J. McCullough and Michael J. Anstett of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP. The views expressed herein are those of the individual authors and not their firms.
The Government Accountability Office has released its bid protest statistics for fiscal year 2022 with the GAO Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2022 (GAO-23-900462) available at https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-23-900462
The headline for 2022: protest filings were down again, but the "effectiveness rate" once again topped 50%. There were but two hearings in FY 2022, reconfirming the rarity of trial-like proceedings at GAO.