Thompson Government Contracting

Navigating the Protest and Claims Processes as a Small Business

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 • 1:00 pm ET/12:00 pm CT/11:00 am MT/10:00 am PT
1.5 CPE credits

Webinar Details

Subject: Federal Contracting

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Businesses have been flooding the government marketplace in response to revenue shortfalls in other sectors of the economy. This trend has increased the number of bids -- and the number of contract denials and bid protests. 

It’s critical to understand both sides of the bid protest process if you want to win (and keep!) awards in this intensely competitive environment. That means knowing how to file bid protests that could put you back in the running for a contract.  It also means knowing how to defend yourself if a competitor protests your award or the terms and conditions you’ve proposed.

Register now for Navigating the Protest and Claims Processes as a Small Business.

In this 90-minute webinar, federal contracting expert Edward Delisle will take you step-by-step through the bid protest process. You’ll discover what factors determine whether you should challenge a contract denial. You’ll learn how each part of the process works, plus practices that can improve your success in filing—and defending against—bid protests.

Turn debriefings and bid protests into powerful contracting tools.  This expert guidance will help eliminate the confusion and mistakes that derail so many small businesses. From identifying decisions, terms and conditions to protest, to choosing whether to use REAs or claims, you’ll learn how to navigate every aspect of the bid protest process. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to use bid protests to challenge unfavorable award decisions. Attendees who complete the course will:

  • Learn about the bid protest process, including when and where to file a protest.
  • Understand the eligibility standards and process for size and status investigations.
  • Review the appropriate deadlines to preserve their ability to protest and protect their rights.
  • Review the types of protectable issues available to small business.
  • Consider the most important factors that a small business must weigh before initiating a protest.
  • Understand their rights when faced with a protest.
  • Learn about the difference between REAs and claims — and when to choose one over the other.
  • Explore recent updates to the bid-protest process
  • And more!

Remember, an unfavorable award decision doesn’t have to be the end!  Instead, you can use the bid protest process to get back in the race for lucrative government contracts. With competition growing ever-more intense, don’t miss your opportunity to gain this extra advantage!

Register now for Navigating the Protest and Claims Processes as a Small Business.

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to all contractors, especially small businesses. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Contract administrators
  • Program managers
  • CFOs
  • CTRs
  • Agency and contractors’ counsel

FAR Benefit: Augment your compliance training and internal controls programs!

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR 52.203-13), entitled Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, requires contractors not represented as small businesses to establish an ongoing business ethics awareness and compliance program, as well as effective internal controls. Participating in this webinar course can augment your company’s code of ethics and training programs by providing specific guidance on contractual obligations. Training can also be a significant part of an internal control system. Sign up today!

Edward Delisle
Edward T. Delisle is Co-Chair of the Federal Contracting Group at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC. He concentrates his practice in the areas of federal contracting, construction law, construction litigation and small business procurement and litigation. He has drafted and negotiated construction contracts, teaming agreements and joint venture agreements for subcontractors, contractors, developers and owners. Ed also actively monitors the progress of his client's construction projects in order to safeguard those rights and remedies to which they are entitled. He has litigated, arbitrated and mediated complex construction and procurement cases in various jurisdictions and forums throughout the area.

Ed has been a frequent lecturer and author on issues of concern to the construction and federal contracting industries. He has presented at the National 8(a) Association Conferences in Anchorage, Alaska and in Orlando, FL as well as at the AGC Federal Contractors Conference in Washington, DC. Last year, Ed spoke at AGC of America's national conference in Las Vegas, where he discussed hot topics in federal government contracts. Ed is a frequent author for the Firm’s Federal Construction Contracting Blog and is a legal content contributor to both VetLikeMe and Onvia.

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