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Bid Protests 101

The decision to file a bid protest is not always an easy one. Any business seeking to challenge a government contract needs to consider not only the potential costs and return on investment associated with a protest but a number of key practical and legal questions. These questions include:

  • Do I qualify for a protest?
  • Are there valid grounds to protest?
  • Is an automatic stay available?
  • How important is the contract, or agency, to my business?
  • What is my relationship with the customer?
  • In what forum does it make the most sense to file the protest?

Finally, when a bid protest is possible and worthwhile, what are the next steps in terms of filing—and what outcomes can a government contracting business expect?

If you would like to know more about bid protests, their pros and cons, and how they can benefit your business, Offit Kurman government contracting attorney Bryan King is here to help. In two recent webinars with Jennifer Schaus & Associates, Mr. King explores the questions above and offers guidance on how businesses can win federal contracts through bid protests. Watch “The ROI on Bid Protests—Or Not” and “Bid Protests 101” below.

 

If you have questions about this or any other Government Contracts matter, please contact me at bking@offitkurman.com.

 

ABOUT BRYAN KING

bking@offitkurman.com | 703.745.1820

Bryan King focuses his practice on federal contracting matters, including handling all aspects of bid protests and appeals. He has represented numerous government contractors before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Government Accountability Office (GAO), Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Hearings and appeals, the Civilian and Armed Services Boards of Contract Appeals, and other government agencies on procurement related issues. Click here to learn more about Bryan and his practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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