Washington DC Court of Federal Claims Bid Protest Lawyers (COFC) & Government Contract Protest Attorney Services and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Litigation. Help for Contractors in ALL STATES and Overseas.
As a new or experienced federal government contractor, dealing with bid protests will occur at some point in your federal contracting career. During the contract formation process, you will sometimes find the agency’s solicitation is overly restrictive or that the evaluation process did not follow the solicitation’s terms and conditions.
In either event, finding government contract bid protest lawyers. that understand the procurement process is very important. Whether you seek a bid protest intervenor attorney or are filing bid protests are the unsuccessful offeror, Watson & Associates, LLC can help.With law offices in Washington DC and in Denver, Colorado, we are geographically positioned to help small businesses and larger contractors throughout the United States and overseas.
Watson’s bid protest lawyers can help you to file or defend a bid protest case before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), U.S. Court of Federal Claims, or litigate bid protest appellate cases at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, or small business SBA bid protest cases and appeals the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) or SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals.
Awarded federal contracts come with a price. Sometimes the competition decides to challenge federal agencies’ award decisions. This becomes another task and the company must make a decision. Although statistics show that you may stand less than a 20% chance of winning government contracting bid protests, companies still have to weigh the pros and cons when protesting a federal contract award.
Court of Federal Claims Bid Protest Lawyer Services. – Washington DC
In addition to helping you through the federal government contract protest process after the award, our Washington DC and Colorado bid protest lawyers and Court of Federal Claims bid protest attorneys can help you with the following types of protest:
- Pre-award protest when you challenge the terms of a solicitation
- Post-award protests
- Sole source justification
- Competition in Contracting Act disputes
- Improper technical proposal evaluations
- Task orders and IDIQ contracts
- Improper trade-off or best value decisions
- Federal Supply Schedule contracts
- CICA automatic stay disputes
- LPTA contract evaluations
- Exclusion from competitive range determinations
- Lack of meaningful discussions and best value
- Cost realism analysis
- Application of Davis Bacon wages
- FAR Changes Clause and Change Orders
- Organizational Conflicts of Interest
- Improper past performance evaluations
- Contractor transition plans
- Disparate treatment and inconsistent evaluations
- Improper best value determinations and cost-technical tradeoffs
- Native American government contracts
- Contractor responsibility determinations
- Small business size standard challenges and appeals
- Conflict of interest… and more
- Government contract appeals to the federal circuit courts
For a Free Confidential Consultation, Speak with experienced government contract bid protest attorneys at 1-866-601-5518.
Government Contract Protest Attorneys With Law Offices in Washington DC
Watson & Associates’ government contract protest attorneys file and intervene for small businesses and large DOD contractors seeking to exercise or defend their rights in FAR protest litigation. Legal issues and court procedures can be very complex and confusing.
Courts are not always lenient when a contractor seeks to file a protest of the award without an attorney. At Watson, our government contract bid protest lawyers understand the various substantive legal issues that can arise.
We provide clear direction and counsel to our clients and advise them whether or not there is legal merit to even take the next step. See our representative cases. We provide:
- Thorough legal review of the legal and factual basis of the protest;
- Draft the required protest letters and legal briefs, and
- Represent successful awardees as intervenor or clients who want to initiate either a COFC or GAO protest.
Government Contract Bid Protest Litigation Experience
Our government contracting bid protest lawyers use our thirty-plus years of government experience to help contractors to navigate through complex and sometimes confusing bid protest regulations. This includes rules on getting required debriefings and deciding on the best course of action to take. As a government contract law firm, we litigate matters at the Court of Federal Claims and have also litigated protests. We also appeal government contract protest disputes from the Court of Federal Claims to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Bid Protest Appeal Lawyers
When lower courts such as the US Court of Federal Claims issue an adverse decision, government contractors can appeal the decision to the United Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The bid protest appeals attorneys at Watson & Associates, LLC will assess the merits a proposed appeal to see if the lower court has committed a reversible error.
Bid Protest Intervenor Attorneys
Watson & Associates’ CO and Washington DC bid protest attorneys also represent clients seeking to intervene, defend and protect their rights in a contract protest filed against the agency. As bid protest intervenor attorneys, we help contractors to weigh the pros and cons of filing as an intervenor. Learn about costly mistakes as a bid protest intervenor.
- Although a protest is a challenge to the agency’s award decision, procurement law allows an intervenor’s government contracts lawyer to step in and have a say.
- Becoming a bid protest intervenor can be advantageous in that the agency does not always see potential arguments to defeat the protest.
- In other circumstances, the government’s interest and source selection evaluation board goals may not be the same as yours.
- As government contract litigation intervenor attorneys, we will be able to have access to a protective order and gain legal insight to where the agency has erred.
- Individuals or companies cannot review source selection sensitive information in the record. Instead, they can only have access to the public version of documents or court documents and redacted versions of other files.
Government Contract Award Protest Timeline
The general rule for the government contract award protest timeline is that you must file your protest within the required timeline. Including the GAO protest timeline, you will have ten days to file at the GAO or the Agency. Court of Federal Claims bid protest cases does not have a formal deadline. However, you cannot sit on a case too long before filing. There are several COFC cases where the court ruled that the protestor sat on its rights too long.
If you are faced with an adverse action or a GAO protest, you can file a new case at the Court of Federal Claims. Although it is not procedurally a direct appeal from GAO, the decision is binding upon the GAO. Call our bid protest attorneys today for immediate help.
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Regardless of whether you are located in Washington, D.C. or another state, we can help when protesting the award of a contract. For legal advice and guidance with the pros and cons of protesting, call our Colorado or Washington DC COFC bid protest attorneys government contract protest lawyers at 202-827-9750 or call our main office for a free initial consultation. Call toll-free at 1-866-601-5518. Find out more about the SBA HUBZone Program and how to file a protest.
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