Ten Myths of Government Contracting: Myth No. 1: We Should Never Protest

*This post is the first in the ten part series, “Ten Myths of Government Contracting” and will be released weekly. Each week will introduce  a new myth and run for ten weeks.    Myth No. 1:  We should never protest.   Bid protests are an intimidating aspect of Government contracting, not only because they usually mean hiring a lawyer, but also because most people don’t even like the thought of suing their customer.  Protests certainly are not part of the commercial business sector, but they are a daily occurrence in Government contracting, and anyone jumping into this business needs to understand how protests work and the role they play. Most protests relating to a U.S. Government procurement may be filed in three separate places—with the … Continue reading