Bid Protests & Appropriations Law
Explore our Bid Protest Function
Bidders or other interested parties may file a challenge to the terms of a solicitation or the award of a government contract. GAO's Procurement Law Division adjudicates these bid protests. View recent bid protest decisions or search the full docket for all cases filed in the past 12 months.
Overview of GAO's Handling of Bid Protests
Audio interview by GAO staff with Ralph White, Managing Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law
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Congress and federal agencies request decisions and opinions from
GAO on matters of appropriations law. GAO's Budget and Appropriations Law group handles these requests.
Explore our Other Legal Functions
Occasionally, GAO issues other legal decisions pursuant to statutory mandates, upon congressional request, or stemming from our audit work.