The harm of baseless protests


The harm of baseless protests

Bid protests. Some contractors swear by their value, while others think that they are a waste of time. Some contracting officers view protests as a personal attack on their integrity, others just see them as part of the landscape. What few can argue though is that the informal nature and ease at which protests can be filed can result in filings with little legal merit, which in turn delay the whole procurement process. Here’s one example.

Protesting contractor: KAES Enterprises LLC, Puyallup, Wash.

Contracting agency: Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Protest issue: There is no value to a meritless protest