Bid Protests: What to Do and How to Avoid Mistakes

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Date(s) - 10/18/2018
9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Mason Enterprise Center


Fee: $75

Best Practices For Pursuing Bid Protests …While Avoiding Unnecessary Expenses

Learn how bid protests can affect your business: do you have grounds for protest? What do you do? Or, are you on the adverse side of a bid protest, and what are the ways to protect your and your customer’s interest? You will understand the limits, relevancy and benefits of the process, as well as the practical alternatives to bid protests – and the common forums where they are adjudicated. Specific topics will include:

  • Myths and realities of the protest process (and how often the government really wins)
  • Valid and weak grounds of protest
  • Pre-award actions to consider to avoid being protested
  • How to effectively use the debriefing process to defuse disagreements and avoid protests
  • Understand the strict time requirements of the protest process
  • What it means to “win” a protest

The seminar will be taught by Ken Brody, a founding partner of the law firm of David, Brody and Dondershine, LLP in Reston, Virginia. Ken has over thirty-seven years of experience dealing with procurement issues, as a trial attorney with the Department of the Navy, and for the past 28 years in private practice. His practice focuses on representing government contractors, particularly small businesses, on all aspects of government contracting, including negotiating agreements, the requirements of small business programs, and litigating contract disputes. He also teaches classes for PTAP on Bid Protests and the New Government-wide Mentor-Protégé Program. Additional information about Ken’s practice and experience can be found at his firm’s website:

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