How to Avoid or Win Bid Protests caused by End-of-Year Government Spending Seminar on September 9th


Join us September 9th for the inaugural GC-TEC seminar.

Every year government agencies go through a mad rush in the last month of the fiscal year to spend money. One recent study found that some agencies spend up to 35% of their annual budgets in the last month of the year. In order to spend so much money and award so many contracts in such a short time the government must cut corners in procurements. These shortcuts lead to mistakes which ultimately expose the procurement to bid protests. Principal at the law firm of Offit Kurman P.A. will be presenting and moderating a panel discussing how to identify and avoid issues that lead to bid protests. Some of the topics that will be covered are:

  • Basics of bid protests
  • Sole sourcing justification
  • Errors in set-asides decisions
  • Size protests
  • Poorly drafted solicitations
  • Pre-award vs. post award protests
  • Key personnel and incumbent hiring problems
  • Issues related to cost and pricing issues
  • Improper discussions
  • Conflicts of interests
  • How to intervene and protect your contract award
  • The best practices to win a bid protest

Come network with other government contractors and hear industry leaders’ insights on how to avoid protests and if necessary, put yourself in a position to win or defend a bid protest.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 7:30AM to 10:30AM

The Tower Club Tysons 8000 Towers Crescent Drive #1700 Tysons Corner, VA 22182