What remedies are available when a bid protest is sustained?

A bid protest is a legal action that is designed for use in a situation where a party is dissatisfied with the way a government contract is awarded, handled, or otherwise organized. Usually a bid protest occurs when a government contract is awarded to a business or provider and someone else– either a government official or another provider– protests the way the decision was made. The bid process for government projects must comply with certain requirements, including transparency and objectivity, in order to ensure that public funds are spent wisely. When the government chooses a company or entity to do a job or manage a project, various requirements must be met. If those requirements aren’t met, a bid protest can arise.

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