The FH+H Government Contracts team, including Partner Milt Johns and Associate Rachel Leahey, successfully prosecuted a bid protest for a client that resulted in the agency – the U.S. Department of State – taking voluntary corrective action highly beneficial to our client.
The agency agreed to reevaluate offerors’ task order proposals and make a new award decision based on the criteria stated in the solicitation.
The protest succeeded primarily due to creative arguments about the awardee’s lack of experience supported with facts collected from the Federal Procurement Data System. The information presented in the protest demonstrated that the awardee could not meet a solicitation requirement – and the agency’s evaluation to the contrary was in error. Supporting allegations with verifiable facts is the best way to ensure a successful protest. In addition, although it was a best value procurement, we persuasively argued that the agency placed undue emphasis on price, in effect converting it to a low price technically acceptable protest.
FH+H has a robust Government Contracts practice group that is able to guide contractors through the maze of applicable rules and regulations to enable corporate success.