Bid Protest Series Part 3: Protests Regarding Small Business Size and Other Socioeconomic Eligibility
Holland & Knight Webinar
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.
Part 3: Protests Regarding Small Business Size and Other Socioeconomic Eligibility
In Part 3, we will help you understand the protest process regarding small business size eligibility and other socioeconomic eligibility.
In this one-hour webinar, we will address:
- the role of the Small Business Administration (not GAO)
- different procedures and timelines for filing, prosecuting and defending a small business eligibility protest
- considerations regarding the defense of a small business protest, including short deadlines and completion of SBA Form 355
- options available to both the protester and the affected parties to appeal the decision of an SBA Area Office to SBA's Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA)
- common grounds of small business eligibility protests, including theories of affiliations