On-Demand: Bid Protest
Every year, between 2,500 – 3,000 bid protests are filed at GAO, with another 100 – 200 protests filed at the Court of Federal Claims. Yet year in and year out, less than 20% of GAO protests are sustained, and the win rate is even lower at COFC. In addition, new DoD and legislative agendas seek to curtail a contractor's ability to protest. Given these facts, and the legal fees and other costs associated with protesting, why protest at all?
This panel will present industry and outside counsel perspectives on why the ability to protest provides important protections to the contractor and helps ensure integrity in the procurement process. The panelists will discuss the practical considerations that enter into where and whether to protest, and the impact that proposed legislation and recent judicial decisions have had on that decision-making process.
- Justin A. Chiarodo, Partner, Blank Rome, Washington, DC
- Seth Locke, Partner, Perkins Coie, Washington, DC
- Erin B. Sheppard, Principal & Associate General Counsel, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA
- Anuj Vohra, Partner, Crowell & Moring, LLP, Washington, DC
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