Bradley partner Aron Beezley was quoted in Bloomberg Law discussing the recently released 2021 Government Accountability Office report. The annual report shows an effectiveness rate of 48%, down from 51% a year ago. The effectiveness rate reflects how often protesters convinced the GAO to sustain a protest or an agency to fix a procurement error with corrective action.
The report also shows a decrease in the number of cases that used alternative dispute resolution – 76 cases in 2021 compared to 124 cases in 2020. ADR was used in 40 cases in 2019.
Beezley said the decrease “suggests that last year’s unusually high rate was a pandemic-related aberration.”
The complete article, "GAO Protest Report Shows Slight Dip in Relief Rate for 2021” was published by Bloomberg Law on November 16, 2021 (login required).