On October 4, 2014, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) issued a report for Congress entitled GAO Bid Protests: An Overview of Time Frames and Procedures. Bid protests are of interest to Congress because they affect agency missions and operations. While the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is not the only forum with authority to hear bid protests involving federal acquisitions – the U.S. Court of Federal Claims can also hear bid protests – the GAO hears the vast majority of protests.
The GAO is required by statute to provide for the “inexpensive and expeditious” resolution of protests, “[t]o …read more
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