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In Florida Bid Protests, Courts Don’t Second Guess the Government – Except When They Do

The key to winning a Florida bid protest is to point out a specific, objective flaw that occurred during the evaluation of bids or proposals. Once in a while, however, the government’s award decision is so unreasonable that courts will overturn them for “getting it wrong.” CONTINUE READING...

That’s Blackmail! Why the Government Cannot Terminate a Contractor for Refusing to Settle a Dispute on Its Terms

In Florida, the government will frequently change the terms of its contracts, usually by adding or deleting the amount or work to be performed, by adjusting the manner of performance, or by making minor adjustments to the type of work to be performed. The government usually has the right to unilaterally do so under the terms of the contract, which will also often contain a formula for pricing the change. CONTINUE READING...

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...

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...

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