FH+H GovCon Team Successfully Prosecutes Client's Bid Protest


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 Government Accountability Office (GAO) sustaining the protest and recommending that the Agency award a contract to the client and pay the client's attorneys' fees.

Bringing the protest required careful argument interpreting a key passage of the solicitation. As the GAO found, the solicitation interpretation offered by the Agency was "not unreasonable." Decision, p.6.

However, as the GAO also recognized, we "advance[d] an alternative interpretation of the solicitation" on behalf of our client that the GAO also found to be "reasonable." Id. This was a critical finding, as it was only by successfully countering the Agency's solicitation interpretation that the GAO ultimately decided in favor of our client.

The GAO's decision is public and available for download here.

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