Construction Bid Protests
A bid protest is a challenge from an interested party who was not granted an award or proposed award of a county, municipal, state, or federal government contract. Typically, during the procurement process the government will review all submitted bids and select to award the contract to the lowest bidder. If an interested party who was not awarded the contract feels that their bid was improperly evaluated or the award is not valid, they can choose to file an objection to the awarded contract.
In order for the government to respond to these objections, a specific bid protest process must be followed. Because this process is fundamentally intricate and requires a great deal of knowledge and expertise, although it is not required, hiring an attorney who specializes in bid protests to handle your case will increase your odds of a successful outcome.
What is a Protective Order?
A protective order limits a contractor’s access to sensitive information during bid protests. Documents that are protected under this order include proposals and evaluation documents. While a protective order restricts a contractor’s access to pertinent information, it does provide access to these documents for a bid protest attorney. Access to these documents allows the attorney to gather critical information needed to successfully defend or challenge an award.
What a Tampa Bid Protest Lawyer Can Do For You
An experienced and knowledgeable Tampa bid protest attorney can assist a protestor with challenging an awarded contract or can help defend a winning bidder against protests from their competition. At Cotney Construction Law, we have represented clients in dozens of bid protests.
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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.