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Bid Protest Resources
Bid Protest Rules and Deadlines
This reference lays out the filing deadlines, jurisdictional requirements, stay rules, and appeal processes for the places where bid protests are most frequently filed: the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the procuring agency.
The rules differ by type of procurement. Chart 1 lists the rules for protesting contracts awarded under FAR parts 13, 14, and 15. Chart 2 lists the rules for protesting task and delivery orders issued under most IDIQ contracts. Chart 3 lists the special rules that apply to protests of task orders issued under the General Service Administration’s Federal Supply Schedule contracts.
What you learn in your debriefing will determine whether you should protest and what challenges to bring. Here’s how to make the most of it.
Choosing your arguments well and knowing how to present them increases your chances of success.