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    • Bid Protest Notices

      These are key reference materials and other references related to our work.

    • Bid Protests

      Federal government procurement contracts may be protested by bidders or other interested parties. GAO's Procurement Law Division adjudicates those bid protests. Learn more >


  • Bid Protest Reference Notices


    GAO's E-filing System for new bid protests
    GAO has established a secure and easy-to-use web-based electronic bid protest filing and dissemination system. Once the system is ready to go-live, all protesters will be required to use the system to file new protests, and there will be a $350 filing fee. Funds from the filing fee will be used to pay for the operation and maintenance of the system. This system provides automatic notice of a protest to the agency. Please note that GAO is currently conducting a pilot program of EPDS. GAO will notify the parties if a case is selected for participation in the pilot program. Please see File a Protest section on the Our Process page for technical reference and pilot program related information.

    Proposed Rule at FederalRegister.gov regarding changes to GAO's Bid Protest filing requirements and other administrative changes to GAO's Bid Protest Regulations.

    Earlier Notices
    Notice Regarding Changes to Protective Order, April 7, 2008

    Final Rule at FederalRegister.gov regarding changes to GAO's Bid Protest Jurisdiction concerning OMB Circular A-76, Indefinite-delivery/Indefinite-quality task orders, TSA procurements, and other administrative changes to GAO's Bid Protest Regulations. These changes are reflected in the GAO's Bid Protest Regulations.

    Proposed Rule at FederalRegister.gov regarding changes to GAO's Bid Protest Jurisdiction concerning OMB Circular A-76, Indefinite-delivery/Indefinite-quality task orders, TSA procurements, and other administrative changes to GAO's Bid Protest Regulations.