Bid Protest Series Part 1: Post-Award Protests at GAO – Preserving Opportunities
Holland & Knight Webinar
Holland & Knight's Government Contracts Group invites you to join us for our annual Bid Protest Series. We will present four one-hour webinars discussing bid protests and how to engage strategically and tactically in the process.
The federal government's fiscal year ends on September 30. Historically, federal agencies award hosts of contracts before that date to prevent the funding for those contracts from lapsing. For this reason, now is a good time for government contractors to "brush up" on bid protests and how to protect their interests in the procurement process.
In Part 1 of our Bid Protest Series, Mary Beth Bosco and Gregory Hallmark will focus on the most popular forum for post-award protests – the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). We will review the protest process, the key deadlines, the value of debriefings and the impact of the agency's record.
During this one-hour webinar, we will address:
- the GAO protest process, including key deadlines
- remedies available from a protest
- the role of debriefings in assessing whether a protest is warranted
- maximizing use of the record
- typical outcomes of bid protests at GAO, differences between GAO and other protest forums, and how to decide between them
Register for the other webinars in this series:
- Part 2: Protest Intervention – Defending Your Award on September 19
- Part 3: COFC Protests and Special Protest Situations on September 24
- Part 4: Small Business-Size Protests – Both Prosecuting and Defending on September 26
Continuing Legal Education
Holland & Knight is an approved CLE provider in several jurisdictions, including California, Georgia, Illinois, New York and Texas. All reasonable efforts to seek Ethics CLE credits for this program will be made. In certain instances, some programs may not be awarded CLE credits because of either content or jurisdictional restrictions. For New York attorneys, this program's format qualifies for CLE for transitional (newly admitted) and experienced attorneys.