Bid protests are unique to government contractors. Unsuccessful bidders have the right to challenge contract awards if they believe the government failed to comply with procurement regulations and statutes. Some bid protests require that the protest be filed before the contract award, otherwise the company waives the right to object to the RFP. Other protests are filed after the award is announced. Whether a pre-award or post award protest, all protests have strict deadlines and must follow certain rules and regulations.
Protests can be filed at the procuring agency, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), or the Court of Federal Claims (COFC). Filing a post award protest at the GAO may allow a company to prevent the award to the designated winner under the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) until the protest is resolved. Where and when to file has significant strategic implications and a company must act quickly and decisively if it believes the government did not properly follow procurement statutes and regulations.
If your company is considering filing a bid protest, the most important thing is to understand and adhere to the very strict deadlines. I can provide you with affordable and critical guidance and the help you need to file a bid protest.
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