• GAO Declares Expanded Jurisdiction Over Protests of Civilian Task Orders
  • June 20, 2011 | Authors: Emma Broomfield; Mark D. Colley
  • Law Firm: Arnold & Porter LLP - Washington Office
  • The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has ruled that it now has authority over protests challenging civilian agency task and delivery orders issued under multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts, regardless of the task order’s value. This ruling creates a new discrepancy between GAO’s jurisdiction over protests of civilian task orders and protests of defense agency task orders, which are limited to task orders valued in excess of US$10M. The decision may increase task order protests at GAO, unless Congress takes action to the contrary. www.arnoldporter.com