GAO Expands Jurisdiction Over Civilian Task Orders

Law360, New York (June 15, 2011, 7:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office decided Tuesday that it had the authority to rule on bid protests relating to task orders under flexible contracts with civilian agencies, despite the recent expiration of a law that defined the GAO's jurisdiction over such protests.

A provision in the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, which allowed the GAO to hear protests over task orders worth $10 million or more under indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts, expired on May 27, leaving contractors in doubt about their ability to bring protests....
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