On October 20th at 2:00 PM EDT, Maria Panichelli and Amy Kirby taught a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinar, “Debriefing and Protests in Federal Government Contracts“, hosted by Lawline. To register for this CLE, please visit the Lawline website.
The source selection process is extremely competitive in today’s federal contracting market. As a result, many solicitations ultimately involve bid protests. These protests require complex legal analyses, under extremely short deadlines. Therefore, a thorough understanding of the protest process, including the legal issues commonly involved in that process, are vital to success. And a successful protest can mean the difference between getting a contract or losing that contract to a competitor.
In this session, all aspects of the protest process were covered including when and where to file your protest, as well as strategies for maximizing your chances for a positive outcome. Attendees learned how a contractor can use debriefings and protests as an affirmative tool to get the contract it wants. This session also covered how contractors can defend against protests brought by their competitors.