The “vast majority” of its personnel cannot work during the government shutdown, the Government Accountability Office said on its website, noting that this includes staff in its bid protest office.
The GAO Office of General Counsel determined that the bid protest office must close for the duration of the shutdown. “There will be no personnel monitoring protest filings at GAO during the time our office is closed,” GAO noted.
Any new protest received while GAO is closed will be treated as filed on the day that GAO resumes operations. Any deadline for an agency filing — such as an agency report or other filing requested by GAO — may, upon request, be extended by up to one day for each day that GAO is closed.
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