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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 Bid Protest Process - Notice of Final Revised Regulations & E-Filing Requirements
    Effective May 1, 2018, all new protests (excluding those containing classified material) must be filed in GAO's electronic protest docketing system. In addition, for all new protests filed on or after May 1, 2018, there will be a $350 filing fee. Please see the Final Rule in the Federal Register regarding changes to GAO's Bid Protest filing requirements and other administrative changes to GAO's Bid Protest Regulations. Additionally, please see this page for technical reference and other e-filing related information.

    Earlier Notices

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

    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.