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In its annual report to Congress under the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984, 31 U.S.C. § 3554(e)(2), GAO disclosed the following bid protest statistics for FYs 2009-2013:

For the first time since FY 2006, the number of cases filed in FY 2013 decreased from the previous year (the FY 2005 – FY 2009 statistics, and C&M’s analysis thereof, are available here). However, it’s too early to tell whether the 2% downturn in protests filed was an anomaly, a result of sequestration (including furloughs of personnel with acquisition responsibilities) or impending government shutdown, or simply an inevitable leveling-off after multiple record years of protest filings.
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