On April 2, 2018, GAO issued a final rule revising its existing regulations to implement a number of changes to its bid protest process. The new rule becomes effective on May 1, 2018.
Several of these changes implement requirements in Section 1501 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY2014 (“Act”), which directed GAO to institute an electronic filing system and authorized GAO to charge a filing fee to cover the cost of that electronic filing system. But the revisions are not limited to those two issues.
Here are the highlights: