GAO (Government Accountability Office) recently published its 10th Edition of its guide for preparing, submitting, and resolving bid protests. See Bid Protests at GAO: A Descriptive Guide. When filing bid protests with the GAO, this is a great resource, whether you fly solo or retain professional help.
The laws and regulations that apply to Federal Government contracting are designed to ensure that procurement is conducted fairly. On occasion, bidders or other interested in Government procurement may have reason to believe that a contract has been, or is about to be, awarded improperly or illegally, or that they have been unfairly denied a contract or an opportunity to compete for a contract.
One avenue of relief for those concerned about the propriety of a contract award has been the GAO. The GAO provides an objective, independent, and impartial forum for the resolution of disputes concerning the awards of Government contracts.
The new edition of GAO's bid protest Guide incorporates administrative changes required by recent legislation - namely the requirement to establish an electronic filing system and charge protest filers a fee to cover the cost of that system. Click here for more information on the Electronic Protest Docketing System (EPDS).