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On November 6, 2019, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published its Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for the fiscal year that ended on September 30.

The number of protests filed at GAO decreased to 2,198 from 2,607 in FY 2018, a decline of 16 percent. GAO’s sustain rate for protests declined slightly to 13 percent from 15 percent the prior year.

This year’s report addresses the 35-day government shutdown in December 2018 and January 2019 and its impact on pending protests; and discusses the most prevalent grounds for sustaining protests in 2019.

Read the GAO Bid Protest Report.