Bid protests let you ensure your proposal gets a fair chance.
Government agencies enter into thousands of contracts each year. Each contract can have dozens of bidders. Federal agencies are required to award contracts in accordance with many laws and regulations. Agencies nearly always act in good faith, but in such a complicated environment, mistakes will happen. A bid protest is a formal process for informing either the Agency or the Government Accounting Office (GAO) that you think they may have made one. It allows you and the Agency involved to ensure that contracts are awarded fairly.