The Agency Protest is yet another communication tool available to industry to engage with the government team. It’s one of the ways – and it has it’s place.

First though, we recommend straight up, “open and frank discussions” communications between government and industry.

If that doesn’t work, there are many ways (both formal and informal) to prompt communication between both sides. One of the more “formal” ways is the Agency Protest. The Agency Protest is more formal than a complaint, or an independent review. Though it is not as formal, time consuming, and expensive as a GAO protest.

In this episode, I welcome Shelley Hall from our Skyway team to help me explain what an Agency Protest is, when to use them (or not), along with some advantages and disadvantages of Agency Protests to both industry and government.