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Bid Protests

Fighting to win in turning around bid protests.

Husch Blackwell has deep experience with the fast-paced field of bid protests. Under short deadlines, our bid protest attorneys assess the legal and factual merits of possible bid protests and advise clients on whether litigation advances their business objectives. We also defend government contractors against third-party bid protests targeting previously awarded contracts.

Our bid protest attorneys draw on their deep understanding of the complex federal and state laws and regulations that support government contracts. On the federal level, we have extensive experience litigating bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals and federal administrative agencies. We also guide clients in bid protests involving state agencies.

Representative Experience

  • Represented technical professional services firm in bid protest challenging the Federal Aviation Administration’s award of a $1.7 billion ten-year IDIQ services contract known as the national Airspace System Integration Support Contract (NISC IV). At the conclusion, the FAA announced that it would be taking voluntary corrective action to address the issues in the protest, re-evaluating proposals and making a new award decision.
  • Defended technical professional services firm in its award of a $385-million IDIQ contract for base operations support services at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Kings Bay, Georgia, awarded by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Represented healthcare provider in defending against a GAO bid protest challenging the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ award of a contract to the client for substance use and mental health treatment services.
  • Represented design-builder in a GAO bid protest regarding the award of an $800 million multiple award contract for the Department of the Army’s Total Engineering and Integration Services IV Program.
  • Represented NEIE Medical Waste Services in successful pre-award and post-award GAO protests of solicitations issued and awards made by the Veterans Administration with respect to regulated medical waste pick up, removal, and transportation contracts for various VA healthcare facilities throughout the U.S.
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News Releases | March 28, 2022
Husch Blackwell Welcomes Emily Constantine to Its Government Contracts Practice Group

Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Emily Constantine has joined the firm as a senior counsel in its Government Contracts group

Ninety percent of the work that we do is for the U.S. government, and we needed boots on the ground in D.C. to help us out. [Husch Blackwell professionals] in the D.C. office are making the contacts and helping us develop relationships. They have opened so many doors. The outcomes have been tremendous.

Reachel Beichley, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, MRIGlobal