COFC Bid Protest Lawyers & GAO Protest Attorneys
COFC Protest Lawyers, Bid Protest Law Firm & GAO Protest Attorneys
By Complying With Complex and Tricky Bid Protest Regulations at the GAO and COFC, You Can Minimize the Chance of Getting Your Case Dismissed. GET A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION – 1 (866)-601-5518. Law Offices in Washington, DC and Colorado.
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Aggressive Government Contract Protest Attorneys
THE POWER OF CHALLENGING THE AGENCY’S AWARD DECISION
Whether you received a government contract award or you are the unsuccessful bidder, your goal is still the same – to preserve what rights you have and have a fair chance at getting additional revenues for your company. Many companies lose out on millions in government contract awards when they file a bid protest without assessing the reality of the merits of the case. Bid protest regulations for very harsh. Disagreeing with the Agency is one thing. However, crafting a bid protest letter that merely disagrees with the Agency’s award decision, will almost always get your protest dismissed.
With our bid protest attorneys, you can minimize those chances while also getting a detailed assessment of the merits of the case even before spending thousands in litigation. The initial investment is always worth it before engaging in expensive litigation.
- Benefit from having a bid protest law firm that understands how the procurement game is played.
- Although you may have a good case, you also get the benefit of applying the legal standards used by the court to decide bid protest cases.
- Do not expose your company to the harsh procedural rules that can get the case dismissed.
- We understand what to look for and can best articulate the basis for the protest in a way that either GAO or the Court of Federal Claims can understand.
- If you receive an adverse decision at the Court of Federal Claims, our bid protest lawyers are prepared to handle your case all the way to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Not all Agency actions during proposal evaluation are lawful. How to expose those unlawful actions is sometimes a difficult task. Although the government contracts litigation process can be very intimidating, having an experienced bid protest law firm on your team can make a big difference. At Watson & Associates, LLC, we certainly are not a large law firm but we do understand the law of government contracts and how the procurement evaluation process works. Some of our experts have actually worked on the government contracting side. We understand first-hand how the government things and the mistakes it makes. The inappropriately- awarded contract can be the result of common mistakes made during the evaluation of your proposal. Whether you are a bid protestor or intervenor, we can help.
THE STRATEGY OF PICKING THE RIGHT FORUM TO LITIGATE
Just like any other process, there are pros and cons to filing a bid protest in one court over another. Depending on the level of the contract and the issues presented, there might be a valid reason to select one court over another. For example, the COFC may have a tendency to rule on certain issues one way where GAO may not.
The following are some examples of Court of Federal Claims (COFC) and GAO bid protest disputes that we handle include:
- Solicitation defects
- Unduly restrictive solicitations
- Buy American Act disputes
- Lack of meaningful discussions
- Lowest price technically acceptable protests
- Sole source justification and awards
- Task and delivery order contracts
- Report of Late proposal submissions
- Source selection and meaningful discussions
- Undisclosed government estimates
- Past performance evaluation government contract protests
- Responsibility and ethics integrity issues
- Procurement fraud issues
- Best value and technical evaluations
- Price realism and reasonableness
- Bid protest and corrective action
- Technical proposal risk evaluations
- Best value and trade-offs
- CPARS Ratings
- COFC appeals to the Federal Circuit Court
- SBA certificate of competency disputes
Some of our legal professionals are former government contracting personnel and know both sides of the argument. Such ingredients could present you with a stronger edge.
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- Government contractors can preserve any rights to appeal by adequately developing a record early in the process.
- The law firm uses over 30 years of combined experience to handle the tough issues that arise during litigation.
- We help out clients to sift through the facts and to present the courts with the real underlying legal issues that can support a viable bid protest.
- Our goal is to help government contractors avoid costly legal mistakes. Successful protests only occur if you first meet the basic legal and procedural requirements.
WE HELP SMALL BUSINESSES AND LARGER DOD CONTRACTORS TO OVERCOME DANGEROUS LANDMINES IN BID PROTEST LITIGATION
Our government contract bid protest lawyers can represent you for numerous reasons during a pre-award or post-award GAO US protests including:
GOVERNMENT CONTRACT AWARDS – PRE AWARD PROTEST
- Overly restrictive RFP requirements
- Sole source award decisions
- Full and open competition GAO protests
- Organizational Conflict of Interest
- Competition in Contracting Act violations
- Obvious and vague solicitation requirements
POST-AWARD GOVERNMENT CONTRACT PROTESTS
- Improper agency technical proposal evaluations
- CICA automatic stay GAO contract protest
- Exclusion from competitive range determinations
- Lack of meaningful discussions
- FAR Conflicts of Interest
- Adverse contractor past performance evaluations
- Improper best value procurement determinations and cost-technical trade-offs
- Native American government contracts
- Protest Intervention
With Our Bid Protest Law Firm, Experience Matters
SOME OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS HAVE ACTUALLY WORKED FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING AGENCIES AND BRING OVER 30 YEARS OF PROCUREMENT EXPERIENCE
Filing or defending a bid protest begins with knowing how legal the system works and using the rules to your advantage. When a case arises, we seek out the most experienced attorney on that issue and align them to better assess the situation.
- Winning a bid protest case is not whether the agency made a bad business decision but whether it was reasonable (we help you to avoid this dangerous approach where most contractors fail.)
- Understand that the courts will not second-guess a contracting agency. Therefore, our goal is to help you make a decision to file a bid protest or defend one based on the facts and the legal standard.
Watson & Associates, LLC COFC and GAO protest attorneys have been representing federal government contractors for over a decade. California defendants for more than five decades.
The firm has achieved favorable results for clients across the country and continues to aggressive represent protestors and intervenors. When a FAR protest case is examined by a skilled bid protest law firm, potential causes for the contracting agency’s adverse decision are discovered. The government contract process is designed to give companies and interested parties a chance to present their case before the Court of Federal Claims or GAO. There are strict deadlines. Contact an attorney for immediate help
- Not every case is a winning case
- Understanding the vast deference given to government contracting agencies when selecting contractors for an award is the beginning of the analysis for any bid protest case.
- Does your case show that the agency either failed to follow the expressed solicitation requirements or violated procurement law? It must, or your case will fail.
- If your bid protest remotely leans towards your mere disagreement with the agency’s decision, then your case will be either dismissed up front or receive an adverse decision at the end.
- Our FAR protest law firm looks at all of the above factors and more to properly develop your case.
Avoid Mistakes With Bid Protests Procedural Requirements
REDUCE YOUR RISKS BY CAREFULLY ACCESSING THE MERITS AND AVOID PROCEDURAL LANDMINES THAT CAN COST YOU THE CASE
As a disappointed bidder or successful offeror, finding the legal and factual basis for litigating or defending a protest action can be tricky.
When reviewing a substantial amount of bid protests decisions, government contractors fall short of the legal requirements and overcoming the crucial “reasonableness test” and ‘rationality” arguments needed to prevail. See also information about the arbitrary and capricious definition.
Complying with 4 CFR Part 21 (GAO bid protest regulations) and FAR Part 33 can be confusing. Knowing how to articulate that the government acted unreasonably in your protest letter is often very difficult for contractors.
- Meeting the legal burden of proof or preventing your case from being dismissed is essential both at GAO and COFC.
- Hiring a larger law firm does not change the rules of litigation.
Developing a strong legal position early is essential: Except for information from protective orders, we involve our clients throughout the process. We have a track record of gaining successful outcomes with government affairs and meaningful results for companies nationwide.
COFC and GAO Bid Protest Law Firm for Intervenors and Awardees
Avoid interested party challenges from contracting agencies: If you are the winning offeror, deciding to intervene in an existing case litigation can have benefits. Watson’s Court of Federal Claims and GAO bid protest law firm frequently represents awardees or other interested parties by intervening in the case and protecting their rights to the award.
Becoming a bid protest intervenor requires government contractors to meet certain legal requirements. Watson’s government contract law attorneys guide awardees through the intervention process.
NATIONWIDE AND OVERSEAS HELP
Our bid protest attorneys can help federal contractors regardless of state: With law offices in Washington, D.C. and Colorado, our GAO bid protests lawyers are geographically positioned to represent DOD contractors in various industry groups throughout the U.S. and overseas when agencies make unlawful procurement award decisions.
Our attorneys help contractors avoid costly legal mistakes with bid protest litigation. We have found that government contractors, filing a GAO protest of government contract awards without an attorney, are sometimes exposed to costly legal and procedural mistakes.
FAR protest help for small businesses and large DOD contractors. Our bid protest law firm frequently helps smaller or larger business to develop sound legal arguments to show how the agency acted unreasonably or failed to comply with procurement law.
IS FILING A BID PROTEST WORTH IT?
When it comes to filing a government contract bid protest, there is always the question of whether the effort is worth it or not. Whether you are the protestor or intervening in an existing case, you are ultimately faced with the decision as to whether filing a protest is worth the millions of dollars that the contract is worth.
You do not have to hire an attorney at the GAO. Filing a COFC bid protest is another story. In either situation, you as a contractor will not gain access to the government’s sensitive materials. This could put you at a serious disadvantage.
GET IMMEDIATE HELP. THERE ARE SHORT DEADLINES TO FILE
To discuss your situation in more detail, call Watson & Associates’ bid protest lawyers at 1-866-601-5518. We represent clients in all states and overseas.
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