May 20, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

WMACCA Government Contractors Forum: Bid Protests in an Era of Shrinking Agency Budgets – How to Maximize and Defend Your Awards

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Venable LLP or by Webcast
8010 Towers Crescent Drive
Suite 300
Tysons Corner, VA 22182

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The contracting world has experienced a significant upswing in bid protest litigation, partially as a result of a contentious procurement atmosphere driven by shrinking agency budgets and a lack of meaningful communication between contractors and the government. While total government spending has decreased, the number of bid protests filed at the GAO has increased over 22 percent since 2009. But what does this increase really mean? Given this challenging fiscal environment, the ability to both effectively challenge and successfully defend awards through bid protests is more critical than ever. This program will analyze the wide spectrum of issues involved in effective protesting, including timely identification of protestable issues and areas ripe for dismissal, techniques for securing robust agency corrective action, recent developments in price analysis, and the Air Force Pilot Debriefing Program. We will also explore significant protest decisions and their implications on government contractors.

Moderator
Bill Walsh, Partner, Venable LLP

Speakers
Tamara Jack, Associate General Counsel, LMI
Ralph White, Managing Associate General Counsel, Procurement Law, Government Accountability Office
Rebecca Pearson, Partner, Venable LLP
Keir Bancroft, Counsel, Venable LLP

(WMACCA will apply for 1.5 hours of Virginia MCLE credit.)