Category Archives: Bidding

Don’t Like Your Scores? There’s a Protest for That – Although Everyone’s Missed It!

Clients and potential clients frequently come to us and complain about the low scores they’ve gotten from a Florida state agency (or the high scores their competitors got) that caused them to lose out on valuable contracts. Scoring issues, which are highly subjective, are the most difficult to prevail on in a bid protest. The key to a successful protest is demonstrating a concrete and specific flaw in the procurement protest that occurred as a matter of historical fact. CONTINUE READING...

Get Your Foot In The Door: Why Federal Contractors Should Protest

In the federal arena firms do not have a right to their competitors’ proposals or the agency’s evaluation documents, making it difficult to know whether or not an award to a competitor was proper. However, as Andrew Schwartz explains, it is possible to prevail in a bid protest with only information learned after the protest itself has been filed. CONTINUE READING...

Part 3 of 3: What You Need to Know about Filing a GAO Protest before It’s Too Late

In this final post on the timeliness requirements of filing bid protests before the GAO, we’ll examine the timeliness requirements in filing protests that include “comments” and “supplemental protests.” CONTINUE READING...

What You Need to Know about Filing a GAO Protest before It’s Too Late

Andrew Schwartz examines the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)'s deadline requirements for a contractor submitting a challenge to the terms of an agency's solicitation in a procurement. CONTINUE READING...

Seven Things Contractors Should Know About the Public Procurement Process in Florida

What is public procurement and why do we have it? Here are seven things government contractors need to know about the public procurement process in Florida. CONTINUE READING...