Bid Protests, Appropriations Law, & Other Legal Work

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Bid Protests

A bid protest is a challenge to the terms of a solicitation or the award of a federal contract. For more than 90 years, GAO has provided an objective, independent, and impartial forum for the resolution of disputes concerning the awards of federal contracts. GAO's Procurement Law Division adjudicates these bid protests.

GAO now has a secure and easy-to-use web-based electronic bid protest filing system for all new protests (excluding those that include classified material) that are filed on or after May 1, 2018.



Our Bid Protest Process

How does GAO handle bid protests? Listen to our podcast with Ralph White, Managing Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law to find out.


Timeline of Bid Protest Process

GAO Contact

For questions about bid protests, email ProtestFinder@gao.gov or call our Procurement Law Control Group at (202) 512-4788.



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