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9/9/15 - Seminar for Government Contractors: “How to Avoid Bid Protests”

Thursday, August 27, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Megan Mann
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 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 

RSVP: Space is limited. Reserve your seat now by clicking the button above, or click here.

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
  • Size protests
  • Poorly drafted solicitations
  • Key personnel and incumbent hiring problems
  • Issues related to cost and pricing issues
  • Improper discussions
  • 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. 

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