GAO Eyes Filing Fee On Bid Protests

Law360, New York (November 26, 2012, 9:14 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office, which has received an increasing number of bid protests over the past decade, has asked Congress to allow it to charge a filing fee on bid protests in order to fund a new electronic docketing system.

Ralph O. White, the GAO's managing associate general counsel for procurement law, told Law360 on Monday that the agency has floated the idea to lawmakers of charging about $240 per protest. There is no formal legislative proposal to enact the filing fee, but lawmakers are...
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