How to Avoid Bid Protests that Often Come with End-of-Year Government Spending
Join us for the inaugural GC-TEC seminar
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Time: 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Location: The Tower Club Tysons Corner
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
Vienna, VA 22182
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Every year government agencies go through a mad rush in the last month of the fiscal year to spend money. One recent study found that some agencies spend up to 35% of their annual budgets in the last month of the year.
In order to spend so much money and award so many contracts in such a short time the government must cut corners in procurements. These shortcuts can lead to mistakes that ultimately expose the procurement to bid protests.
Gross Mendelsohn's Taylor Dean is participating on a panel that will discuss how to identify and avoid issues that lead to bid protests. The panel will be led by attorney Lee Dougherty of Offit Kurman. Some of the topics that will be covered are:
Basics of bid protests
Sole sourcing justification
Errors in set-asides decisions
Poorly drafted solicitations
Key personnel and incumbent hiring problems
Issues related to cost and pricing issues
Conflicts of interests
How to intervene and protect your contract award
Come network with other government contractors and hear industry leaders' insights on how to avoid protests and if necessary, put yourself in a position to win or defend a bid protest.