APMP Procurement Improvement Committee (PIC) Releases New White Paper on How to Reduce Protests
Monday, April 6, 2015
Posted by: APMP
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Contact: Patrice Scheyer
Director of Marketing & Communications
APMP Procurement Improvement Committee (PIC) Releases New White Paper on
How to Reduce Protests
Recommendations for Government and Industry Collaboration
Washington, DC, April 6, 2015 –APMP® released its first federally-focused white paper
in 2015 called Can Protests Be Reduced?. It was produced by APMP’s
Procurement Improvement Committee and gives recommendations on ways Government
and Industry can better collaborate to reduce the number of bid protests.
created a series of federally-focused white papers for APMP members who produce
government proposals,” said Rick Harris,
Executive Director, APMP. "Each month APMP will release a new PIC white paper.”
increased number of protests indicates
a systemic issue. For example, Industry incumbents may protest as a strategy to
delay a contract and keep staff working longer or to increase the probability of
agency action. Industry believes that improving the quality of government
debriefs will also deliver a better understanding of why an organization lost a
bid and will, therefore, reduce the number of protests.
Protests are increasingly
common responses to major competitive awards. The Government often anticipates
protests in their procurement timeline, which comes at a price to those who
need the proposed solutions. The recommendations in the APMP Can
Protests Be Reduced? white paper are
designed to reduce ambiguities and improve consistency in the procurement
PIC is dedicated to working with Government to help improve the effectiveness
and efficiency of competitive procurements and to help answer how Government can better understand interactions with Industry, resulting in
fewer protests, more industry standards, reduced cycle time, and decreased costs.
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