Federal agencies are required to award government contracts in accordance with
numerous acquisition laws and regulations. If a party interested in a government
contract believes that an agency has violated procurement law or regulation
it may file a bid protest with our Office. GAO provides an inexpensive and
expeditious forum for the resolution of bid protests.
Searching our Docket and our Decisions:
Where can I find a GAO bid protest decision?
To access a published bid protest decision, search
for the decision by keyword below. Published decisions on recently-decided protests
may not yet be publicly available (Read more here.)
Do all protests on our Docket result in a published decision?
No. GAO does not publish most decisions dismissing a protest,
including instances where an agency takes some form of corrective action.
Also, a protester may choose to withdraw its protest prior to a decision being
Where can I find information about the status of a protest?
Search GAO’s bid protest docket for status information about protests filed in the past 12 months. Docket information includes the protester, agency involved, solicitation at issue, GAO attorney assigned to the protest, and key dates.
How often is the Docket updated?
Once a day.