Analysis

GAO Bid Protest Overhaul Brings Welcome Changes

Law360 (April 6, 2018, 10:13 PM EDT) -- A new U.S. Government Accountability Office rule marks a significant change to the GAO's bid protest system, and those tweaks provide important clarifications and quality-of-life improvements for most protest participants and practitioners, attorneys say.

In the most major change included in the April 2 rule, the GAO has established an electronic filing system for protest documents, the Electronic Protest Docketing System, finally implementing a mandate issued by Congress in 2014 and outlined in a 2016 proposed rule.

As of May 1, the EPDS will be the sole way protesters and other parties to a protest can file protests and related documents...

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