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GAO’s New Bid Protest Regulations in Effect Now

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Many of you are aware of the Government Accountability Office’s (“GAO’s”) new bid protest regulations; this is a reminder that they went into effect today, May 1, and include several significant changes. You can see the April 2, 2018, Federal Register text of the revisions here, and in addition to the changes themselves, the background and discussion of comments received in response to GAO’s earlier proposed changes are worth reading to fully understand the new rules and where GAO is coming from.

A quick summary of the most important changes:

1. All protests must now be filed in GAO’s new Electronic Protest Docketing System (“EPDS”). Protests via email will no longer be permitted.

2. All new protests now require a $350 filing fee. This does not apply to supplemental protests.

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