The Government Accountability Office has issued the tenth edition of Bid Protests at GAO: A Descriptive Guide. GAO issued the guide to aid those interested in the bid protest process.
This edition incorporates changes to GAO’s Bid Protest Regulations set forth in a May 1, 2018, final rule. The rule amended GAO 21.0 through GAO 21.14 to implement section 1501 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (PL 113-76), which directed GAO to establish and operate an electronic filing and document dissemination system.
The system, known as the Electronic Protest Docketing System, is now the sole means for filing a bid protest at GAO (except for protests containing classified information). Section 1501 further authorized GAO to receive a fee from filers to support the establishment and operation of the EPDS.
The updated guide also incorporates changes to GAO’s protective order process.