GAO’s Proposed Rule to Amend Bid Protest Regs


On April 15, 2016, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would amend its current bid protest regulations, codified at 4 C.F.R. Part 21. The proposed rule adds a degree of formality to the protest process, but overall the rule mainly codifies or clarifies existing protest practices. In Proposed Changes to GAO Bid Protest Rules: Greater Formality, Overall Familiarity, my colleagues John Jensen, Dick Oliver, Meghan Doherty and I summarize the key proposed amendments.