Vijaya "Jaya" S. Surampudi is a litigation attorney who focuses her practice on government contracts. Ms. Surampudi represents government contractors in bid protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and litigates contract disputes on behalf of clients at the Boards of Contract Appeals. Ms. Surampudi advises and represents clients in all phases of litigation on various government contracts issues, including requests for equitable adjustments, non-competitive procurement procedures and competitive range determinations. She also advises clients in government contracts transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and real estate purchases for properties with government tenants.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Surampudi worked as agency counsel at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), where she advised and represented the DOL in a wide spectrum of procurement issues. As agency counsel, Ms. Surampudi litigated bid protests before the GAO and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as well as claims before the U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA). She also counseled and trained numerous contracting officers, specialists and agency program managers on procurement issues throughout all phases of the acquisition process. Ms. Surampudi also was responsible for advising the DOL on a variety of legal issues related to solicitations, technical evaluation reports, source selection decisions, debriefings, cure notices and terminations. Ms. Surampudi also is experienced in suspension and debarment, having regularly advised the DOL's Suspension and Debarment Official (SDO) on investigations and responsibility determinations.
While in law school, Ms. Surampudi interned with several government agencies in their procurement divisions, including the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA); the U.S. Department of Defense, Air Force Division (SAF-GC); and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Additionally, she interned with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in the Executive Office of the President at the White House. Ms. Surampudi also served as an articles editor for the Public Contract Law Journal and was vice president of the Moot Court Board at The George Washington University Law School.
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