2021 Bid Protest Decisions with Far-Reaching Impacts for Government Contractors
Bid protests are a key element of the federal procurement process. And whether contractors are submitting a proposal, filing a protest, or defending their award, bid protest decisions can impact not only the contract, but future outcomes and the overall award process. Decisions from 2021 are no exception. With implications for everything from filing deadlines to a protester’s burden of proof, 2021 decisions illustrate important considerations for government contractors, clarify key regulations, and highlight potential outcome trends for 2022 and beyond. Bond producers, sureties, and government construction contractors will not want to miss this important seminar on significant bid protest decisions.
Join Katie Burrows and Eric Valle, attorneys in PilieroMazza’s Bid Protests and Government Contracts practice groups, as they discuss 2021 decisions that will shape the bid protest landscape going forward.
- key decisions from 2021 and their implications;
- outcome trends to watch; and
- bid protest strategies for 2022
Katherine B. Burrows
As a government contracts lawyer and litigator, Katie counsels and represents government contractors in bid protests, requests for equitable adjustment, external investigations, qui tam suits under the False Claims Act, contract claims, including terminations for convenience and default, and disputes between subcontractors and prime contractors. Katie also advises on Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses and “flow-down” requirements, teaming agreements and subcontracts; assists buyers and sellers in due diligence for mergers and acquisitions; counsels on compliance with government ethics rules, Inspector General investigations, and handles a wide variety of other federal, state, and local procurement issues.
Bid protests are a significant part of Katie’s practice, representing government contractors before the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and numerous federal and state agencies.
A strong supporter for client rights, Katie also litigates complex contract cases before the federal district courts, federal agency boards of contract appeals, and other forums. In addition, she advises clients on numerous risk management and regulatory matters.
Eric focuses his practice on all aspects of doing business with and litigating against the federal government. His focuses include bid protests, contract claims and appeals, regulatory compliance, suspension and debarment, False Claims Act litigation, cost accounting, data rights and intellectual property, subcontractor and teaming agreements, and small business issues and size protests.
Eric clerked for the Honorable Matthew H. Solomson at the United States Court of Federal Claims. He studied procurement law extensively at The George Washington University Law School and graduated as a Murray Schooner Procurement Scholar. While attending law school, he worked for the Congressional Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Regulations (809 Panel) and as a judicial intern at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Eric received the Patricia A. Tobin Government Procurement Law Award and the National Contract Management Association’s Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. Prior to attending law school, he worked for the Department of the Army and for a national defense contractor.
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