Senate Bill Aims To Extend GAO Protest Authority

Law360, New York (March 8, 2011, 4:38 PM EST) -- Senate leaders introduced a bill Monday to extend the U.S. Government Accountability Office's soon-to-expire jurisdiction to hear protests of task and delivery order contracts, which have contributed to the rise in protest filings at the GAO since 2008.

S. 498, the Independent Task and Delivery Order Review Extension Act of 2011, is being sponsored by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Maine, along with contracting oversight subcommittee Chairman Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Ranking Member Rob Portman,...
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