There are some big potential changes coming to the bid protest process at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in 2016. It is possible that this year will bring a formalized electronic docketing system, a fee for filing protests, and a sunset on an important part of GAO’s bid protest jurisdiction.
- In recent months, representatives from GAO have suggested that the new electronic docketing system should be introduced sometime in 2016.
- The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 authorizs GAO to charge protesters a filing fee to support the establishment and operation of the electronic system.
- Unless Congress acts, GAO jurisdiction over protests of task and delivery orders under Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts issued by civilian agencies is set to expire September 30, 2016.
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