Who Has Jurisdiction Over Task Order Protests?

Law360, New York (September 22, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT) -- In May 2011, the sunset provision in 41 U.S.C. 4106(f), which gave the U.S. Government Accountability Office exclusive protest jurisdiction over some task and delivery orders expired. Since then, several authorities have spoken, sometimes contradictorily, regarding the effect of that expiration. Both the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the GAO seem to have adopted the position that their jurisdiction over task and delivery orders issued by civilian agencies is now unlimited.

Previously the GAO had some jurisdiction to hear task and delivery order protests; the...
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