Bradley attorney Aron Beezley was quoted in Law360 on a new rule from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) that marks a significant change to the bid protest system and provides important clarifications and improvements for most protest participants and practitioners.
The most major change is an electronic filing system for protest documents, the Electronic Protest Docketing System, that will be the sole way protesters and other parties to a protest can file protests and related documents with the GAO, with the exception of protests involving classified information and documents that simply can't be delivered through the system.
The new system, which largely resembles a streamlined version of the PACER filing system used by federal courts, should eliminates issues such as unwieldy email chains and difficulties with document attachments.
"We've found that it's a system that is incredibly straightforward, very intuitive, and very useful," Beezley said. "EPDS is basically a new and improved PACER ... it improves on some of PACER's shortcomings and is much more streamlined and user-friendly."
The complete article, “GAO Bid Protest Overhaul Brings Welcome Changes,” appeared in Law360 on April 6, 2018.