Protests in a Time of Sequestration: A Strategic Approach

NCMA Tysons Corner Chapter Seminar
May 30, 2013
7:30 AM ET
Distributed Solutions, Inc.
12350 Pinecrest Road
Reston, VA

Government Contracts Team Members David Black and Megan Mocho Jeschke will speak at the NCMA Tysons Corner Chapter seminar on "Protests in a Time of Sequestration: A Strategic Approach."

Shrinking budgets and fewer contract awards have the procurement community bracing for a wave of protest activity as contractors compete for a shrinking federal pie. This seminar will teach contractors how to think strategically about bid protests.

Things You Will Learn

  • The kinds of procurement problems that protests are more effective at addressing and the mechanics of how this works
  • The key deadlines and procedures in bid protests, and how these procedures can affect the procurement activities and decision-making of the agency
  • How to think through the decision of whether to protest and what factors you should consider
  • How a protest of the solicitation (i.e., before proposals are due) could improve the competitive landscape of a particular procurement
  • Which protest issues are handled by GAO and which are handled by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and why this matters
  • How protests can be pursued in a manner that preserves customer relationships
  • How to effectively intervene in a protest of a contract you've won to protect your award and build a positive working relationship with the customer

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