Types of Protests

Bar graph depicting GSA Agency Protest Decisions by fiscal year. In FY 2013, 8 protests were denied, 7 were dismissed, and 3 were granted. In FY 2014, 3 protests were denied and 6 were dismissed. In FY 2015, 5 protests were denied and 4 were dismissed. In FY 2016, 6 protests were denied and 11 were dismissed. In FY 2017, 6 protests were denied and 7 were dismissed.

Contracting Officer Protest

The contractor may protest the decision directly to the contracting officer

Agency Protest

The contractor may bypass the contracting officer and make a protest direct to the APO, who will then issue a decision following the process outlined above

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Protest

The contractor may file a bid protest with GAO. More details are available on GAO’s website: http://www.gao.gov/legal/bids/bidfaqs.html

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