Bid Protest Series Part 2: Problems Where a Protest Might Help – Pre-Award and Post-Award Protests

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September 19, 2018
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Holland & Knight's Government Contracts Group invites you to join us for Bid Protest Week, when we will present three one hour-long webinars that will discuss how contractors and others in the industry should think strategically and tactically about the protest process.

The federal government's fiscal year ends on September 30, and historically, federal agencies award many contracts, task orders and other agreements this time of year. For this reason, it is a good time for government contractors to "brush up" on bid protests and how it can help address problems they may encounter in the procurement process.

Don't forget to join us and register for Part 3 on September 21 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Part 2: Problems Where a Protest Might Help – Pre-Award and Post-Award Protests

In Part 2, we will examine common protest grounds to address problems you may encounter during the protest process – both pre- and post-award. We also will discuss awardees' available options when participating in the process as "intervenors" to defend their awards.

During this one-hour webinar, we will address:

  • common pre-award protest grounds available to address problems, such as defects in solicitations, improper small business set-aside determinations or exclusions from the competitive range
  • common post-award protest grounds to address problems, such as unreasonable evaluations under technical, management, past performance or cost/price factors; a lack of meaningful discussions; an agency's failure to address an organizational conflict of interest; a competitor's attempt to "bait and switch" key personnel; unequal evaluation treatment; and an agency's failure to adequately document its evaluation and best value tradeoff
  • procedural and tactical options available for an awardee to participate in the GAO or Court Of Federal Claims (COFC) protest process as an "intervenor" to help defend the award

Register for Part 2 on September 19 here.

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