Jump to content
The Wifcon Forums and Blogs
Sign in to follow this  

Comptroller General Bid Protest Statistics for FY 2015

Recommended Posts

Among the changes in statistics:

  • Merit decisions, which are sustained or denied decisions, increased.
  • Sustained decisions decreased,
  • Sustain rate slightly decreased,
  • In cases where a protester obtained some sort of agency relief slightly increased,
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution cases increased but the success rate decreased,
  • Cases closed that were attributable to task or delivery orders increased.

The most prevalent grounds for the 68 sustained protests were:

  • unreasonable cost or price evaluation,
  • unreasonable past performance evaluation,
  • failure to follow evaluation criteria,
  • inadequate documentation of the record, and
  • unreasonable technical evaluation.

Only the Department of State reported that it would not follow a recommendation.

The listing of protest statistics for 2015 back through 1997 can be found here.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


Didn't DHRA fail to implement a GAO recommendation in the sustained protest involving Metis Solutions and 5 or 6 other successful protestors?

See B-411173.2; B-411173.4; B-411173.5; B-411173.6; B-411173.7; B‑411173.8; B-411173.9 issued on 20 July 2015.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


The only one mentioned by GAO is the Department of State. The GAO report can be found by clicking the number "2015" on the stats.

For fiscal year 2015, one federal agency declined to implement the recommendations made by our Office in connection with a bid protest. By letter dated September 28, 2015, we reported an occurrence involving the Department of State: Caddell Construction Company, Inc., B-411005.1, B-411005.2, Apr. 20, 2015, 2015 CPD ¶ 132. As explained in our September 28 letter, in sustaining the protest, we reaffirmed our prior decision in Caddell Construction Company, Inc., B-298949.2, Jan. 10, 2007, 2007 CPD ¶ 119, holding that 22 U.S.C. § 4852(c )(2)(E) requires potential offerors for diplomatic construction projects to have achieved business volume equal to or exceeding the value of the project being solicited in each of three years of the 5-year period prior to issuance of the solicitation. The Department of State has taken the position that under 22 U.S.C. § 4852(c )(2)(E), three years of a firm’s receipts can be aggregated to achieve the required minimum business volume.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this