Agency Protest Process

Pie chart showing agency protest decisions from FY15 - FY19
  • Protester Submits Protest to Contracting Officer
  • Contracting Officer Forwards Protest to APO
  • Scheduling Conference with: APO; Legal Advisor; Staff Agency Counsel and CO / COTR; Protester (and Counsel)
  • Agency Submits Response
  • Oral Presentations (at APO’s discretion)
  • Final Written Matters
  • APO Written Decision (within thirty-five days)
Last Reviewed: 2019-12-16