Government Contract Protest Lawyers & Federal Bid Protest Attorneys

Court of Federal Claims Government Bid Protest Attorneys and GAO Government Contract Protest Lawyers

government contract bid protest lawyers and attorneysProcurement contracting agencies do make mistakes/ We help to uncover those mistakes during bid protest litigation.

Protesting a government contract award and avoiding costly legal mistakes during litigation at the Court of Federal Claims (COFC), Government Accountability Office (GAO) comes at a price.

Failure to meet the procedural requirements and short deadlines can get the case dismissed without even getting to the merits.

When you file a government contract protest, you also must present a factual and legal basis for filing the case. Candidly, the agency does make mistakes during source selection or when posting the initial solicitation. Presenting the best legal arguments and exposing source selection mistakes can be a serious challenge to many government contractors.

With decades of experience actually working for the government and litigating government bid protests before the GAO and Court of Federal Claims, the government bid protest attorneys at Watson & Associates, LLCs understand the legal issues that can arise and how the government may try to defend against protests filed at the various courts.

Meeting the government contract protest process requirements also requires you to meet short deadlines. Meeting the automatic stay requirements or filing a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) at the Court of Federal Claims can be challenging.

The arguments made to the judges and courts must be more than just a disagreement with the agency’s actions (many companies make this serious mistake.)

Pre Award and Post Award Government Contract Protests 

Whether you have a pre-award bid protest or post-award protests, our government bid protest attorneys can help. The law firm has deep experience with the federal procurement process and the rules that source selection officials must follow: Here is a list of the types of cases we handle:

Some of our government contract protest attorneys have actually worked in federal contracting agencies and are in a unique position to advocate on your behalf. Get a Free Initial Consultation Today. Call Toll Free 1-866-601-5518.

Government Contract Protest Lawyers – Bid Protest Appeals (Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit Lawyers)

When you file a bid protest at the Court of Federal Claims, if the court issues an adverse decision, you can appeal the decision to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

This type of bid protest appeal is not intended to relitigate the merits of the case. Instead, you must show where the lower court committed legal and reversible error.

At Watson & Associates, our government contract protest lawyers and federal circuit court bid protest appeal attorneys represent government contractors at this level where the stakes are high and there may be a serious legal error in the lower court’s record.

Bid protest filing deadlines

Many government contract protest litigants spend thousands of dollars arguing whether the protest is untimely or not. Basic bid protest regulations state that if your bid protest challenges the contents and improprieties in the agency’s solicitation then your deadline is before bid opening or before the time set for receipt of initial proposals. See 4 CFR 21.2(a)(1).

Bid protest filing timelines in all other cases state that the case must be filed not later than 10 days after the protester knew or should have known the basis of protest (whichever is earlier), with the exception of protests challenging a procurement conducted on the basis of competitive proposals under which a debriefing is ‟requested and, when requested, is required,” that is, a debriefing required by law. See also information about SDVOSB bid protests.

  • If you have timely requested a “required debriefing” then you must file your initial protest no later than 10 days after the date on which the debriefing was held. See 4 CFR 21.2(a)(2).

Contact Watson’s Government Contract Protest Attorneys

To discuss your situation or to protest federal government contract awards with one of the best bid protest law firms that understand small business issues, call Watson & Associates’ COFC and GAO government contract bid protest attorneys at 1-866-601-5518. We represent clients in all states and overseas.

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To learn more about Watson & Associates, LLC or to set an appointment to discuss your case,  Contact the Court of Federal Claims and GAO bid protest attorneys at the law firm toll-free at 866-601-5518 or 202-827-9750 in Washington DC. 

We practice exclusively in federal contract law in Washington, DC and cannot use sensitive information gathered from previously-litigated cases to cause an unfair advantage for clients.