‘Bid Protests’ Seminar
September 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am$25.00 - $45.00
To Protest or Not to Protest?
That’s the question a bidder must ask before filing a bid protest
- Who is the audience for this seminar?
Top business development execs, including estimators, for bidders competing for government construction contracts.
- Why would someone take this seminar?
To make money by getting the awards they deserve, rather than missing out on contracts due to government officials acting improperly. Successful contractors protect their legal interests in fair treatment in competing for Gov’t contracts.
- What will they learn?
Factors to consider — before bid opening – in deciding whether to protest faulty specs (unduly restrictive or vague specs):
- How to evaluate whether the officials selected the correct awardee;
- How to defend the correctness of the Govt selection of YOU, and prevent a successful protest against Gov’t that selected you for award
- Will the seminar be helpful to a contractor who is contemplating a protest?
Is it smart to consult with a procurement law specialist before deciding to protest or not?
The procedures can be confusing;
Risks to business relationships should be evaluated;
Cost/time… is the likelihood of success worth the cost, misallocations of resources, to pursue a protest.
Scott A. Livingston, a founding partner of the law firm of Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC, represents contractors who compete for state construction contracts. He specializes in Maryland procurement law, handling bid protests and claims related to public works contracts. Livingston is a former Maryland Assistant Attorney General assigned to MDOT under Secretary of Transportation, later Governor, Harry R. Hughes (1977-1983). He publishes the Maryland Procurement Alert. Scott has served as counsel of record for more than 56 docketed appeals before the Board of Contract Appeals, which is the most among private practitioners in history of the State.