The Government Accountability Office (GAO) plans to start assessing a fee for vendors filing complaints beginning in March 2018. Ralph White, the managing associate general counsel for procurement law for GAO, said the agency is developing a new electronic protest docket system and will move forward with its plan to charge $350 for each filing to help offset the cost of development, operations, and maintenance of the system. “After successful completion of the pilot program, GAO will fully implement and go live with the system for all new cases,” he said. “At that time, protesters will be required to file all new protests in the system and they will be required to pay the filing fee.”This report lays out and discusses key practices in green, sustainable public procurement and supports each of these practices with rich country-level case studies. The key practices are individually and collectively informative and can also be applied at the individual public organization, regardless of level of government.

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