COFC & GAO Bid Protest Attorneys
By Complying With Complex and Tricky Bid Protest Rules, You Can Minimize the Chance of Getting Your Case Dismissed. If You Do Not Have General Counsel, Call Our COFC and GAO Bid Protest Attorneys Immediately. GET A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION – 1 (866)-601-5518. Law Offices in Washington, DC and Colorado.
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INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING THE COURTS TO HEAR YOUR SIDE.
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 bid protests without assessing the reality of the merits of the case. COFC and GAO Bid protest rules are 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.
- Prompt Turnaround
- Detailed Assessment for Factual and Legal Merit Before Filing
- Over 20 Years of Federal Procurement Experience
- Both Pre-award and Post Award Bid Protests
- Hire Protest Lawyers Who Have Been on the Government’s Side
- Competitive Rates When Compared to Large Law Firms
- Our goal is to avoid the guesswork and look for serious mistakes made by the Agency
TYPES OF COFC AND GAO BID PROTESTS WE 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 FAR protest professionals are former government contracting personnel and know both sides of the argument. Such ingredients could present you with a stronger edge. Call today for a Free Initial Consultation. 1-866-601-5518.
Recent Bid Protest Cases
B-416576.7 – May 29, 2019 ( Protestor) Global Asset Technologies, LLC, an 8(a) small business of Anchorage, Alaska, protested the award of a contract to Chenega Facilities Management, LLC, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W912BU-18-R-0017, issued by the Department of the Army,Corps of Engineers, for facilities assessment and engineering support services for the U.S. Army Reserve, 99th Division. Watson & Associates’s bid protest lawyers challenge the agency’s evaluation of proposals and its best-value tradeoff decision. The Army took corrective action and also found that Chenega was ineligible for award. See other representative cases.
WE HELP SMALL BUSINESSES AND LARGER DOD CONTRACTORS TO OVERCOME DANGEROUS LANDMINES IN BID PROTEST LITIGATION
Our COFC and GAO bid protest attorneys 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
GOVERNMENT PROTEST TIMELINE
When you file a government protest that challenges the terms and conditions of the solicitation, then the timeline is before the time for receipt of initial proposals. On the other hand, if you are a filing a post-award protest (challenging the award), then GAO protest timeline is within 10 days of when the protester knows or should know of the basis of the protest. There is an exception to government contract protest timeline filing rules at GAO when the protestor requests a “required” debriefing. If not a required debriefing, then the 10-day requirement stands.
With our COFC and GAO protest attorneys, you can minimize those chances while also getting a detailed assessment of the merits of the case even before spending thousands to pay litigation lawyers. 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 contract protest 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 bid protest 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 GAO bid protest intervenor, we can help.
TO SPEAK TO A COFC or GAO BID PROTEST ATTORNEY AND GET A FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION, CALL OUR LAW FIRM AT 1-866-601-5518.
- 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.
As a disappointed bidder or successful offeror, finding the legal and factual basis for litigating or defending a bid 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 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.
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.
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 COFC or GAO protest intervenor requires government contractors to meet certain legal requirements. Watson’s COFC and GAO protest attorneys guide awardees through the intervention process.
NATIONWIDE AND OVERSEAS HELP FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTORS
Our Federal contract bid protest lawyers provide legal counsel to defense contractors throughout the United States and overseas including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Virgin Islands. Call our FAR protest lawyers today for immediate help. 1-866-601-5518. We help with bid protest cases Dubai, Afghanistan, Iraq contractors and Saudi Arabia.
Cities in which our Washington DC bid protest attorneys offer legal counsel and government contract litigation include Anchorage, AK; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Colorado Springs, CO; Houston, San Antonio, Wichita Falls, Dallas, TX; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, IN; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA; and Tampa, FL.
GET IMMEDIATE HELP. THERE ARE SHORT DEADLINES TO FILE
To discuss your situation when compared to GAO Protest decisions in more detail about the government contract protest process, call Watson & Associates’ COFC and GAO Bid protest lawyers at 1-866-601-5518. We represent clients in all states and overseas.
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