Bid Protest Series Part 4: Small Business-Size Protests – Both Prosecuting and Defending
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 4 of our Bid Protest Series, David Black and Robert Tompkins will focus on the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) adjudication of size eligibility protests.
During this one-hour webinar, we will address:
- the shorter deadlines, procedures and requirements for filing a size protest
- common grounds of size protests, such as size based on affiliation, defects in mentor-protégé joint venture relationships and the ostensible subcontractor rule
- the procedure for responding to a size protest, including the completion of SBA's Form 355 and presentation of supporting documentation
- the procedure for appealing decisions issued by the Area Office to SBA's Office of Hearings and Appeals
Register for the other webinars in this series:
- Part 1: Post-Award Protests at GAO – Preserving Opportunities on September 17
- Part 2: Protest Intervention – Defending Your Award on September 19
- Part 3: COFC Protests and Special Protest Situations on September 24
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.