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Bid Protests: Evaluating Administrative and Judicial Options for Presenting a Protest

It is essential for project participants to know the who, what and when of the contract bid protest.

This content is designed for contract professionals with five or less years of experience. It explains the fundamentals of bid protests before an agency or a court. We will explore the history and purpose of competitive bidding, the agency perspective on bidding and bid protests, the general principles of bid protests, the difference between pre bid protests, post award bid protests, agency bid protests, judicial bid protests and evaluating the prospects for success on a bid protest. The primary purpose of this topic is to equip contract professionals with a competent understanding of bid protests, the options for presenting a protest and the means of evaluating the likelihood of success.

Runtime: 87 minutes
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Agenda

History and Purpose of Competitive Bidding

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Benefits of Free Enterprise and Competition for Taxpayers

Agency Perspective on Public Bidding and Bid Protests

  • Fairness to Bidders Is Not a Primary Consideration
  • Considerations Are

- Anti-Corruption

- Lowest Price

- Best Quality

- Promote Small Business

General Principles for Award

  • Lowest Responsible Bidder
  • Lowest Responsive Bidder

Administrative Bid Protests

  • Who

- Comptroller of the Currency (GAO)

- State or Local Comptrollers (Copies to Counsel)

- Heads of Agencies (Copies to Counsel)

  • When -- Before Award (Pre Bid, Also)
  • How -- Letter With Grounds
  • What

- Proprietary or Closed Specifications

- Unequal Communications With Bidders

- Patent Error

- Evaluation Issues

- Computation Errors

- Responsiveness

- Responsibility

Judicial Bid Protests

  • When - Preferably Pre Award
  • What

- Proprietary or Closed Specifications

- Unequal Communications With Bidders

- Patent Error

- Evaluation Issues

- Computation Errors

- Responsiveness

- Responsibility

Evaluating the Likelihood of Success

  • Agency Discretion
  • Benefit of the Agency
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  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program format does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Carol A. Sigmond

Carol A. Sigmond

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

  • Partner in the New York office of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC
  • Concentrates practice on construction industry matters including contract preparation, mediation, litigation, suretyship, bid protests, appeals and arbitration
  • Extensive experience in litigation of construction disputes for public works and buildings in both the public and private sectors
  • Experienced mediator and is on the New York County Supreme Court Commercial Division Roster of Volunteer Mediators and the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Construction Industry Arbitrators
  • President of the New York County Lawyers’ Association; and a member of GCA of New York, the ABA, the NY State Bar Association and the NY City Bar Association
  • Frequent speaker and author on topics relating to construction law
  • J.D. degree, The Catholic University of America School of Law; B.A degree, Grinnell College
  • Can be contacted at [email protected], 212-871-7400 or on Twitter® @NYCLAPres
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Product ID: 399827
Published 2017
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