What's the Value of a GAO Protest?

Tuesday June 4, 2013 | 9 – 11 am
The GW Law School – Moot Court Room
2000 H Street, NW – Washington, DC

Dan Gordon's forthcoming article, Bid Protests: The Costs are Real, But the Benefits Outweigh Them, presents research about what happens after GAO sustains protests, including the frequency with which successful GAO protests result in the protestor actually obtaining the contract. This research and analysis have generated discussion throughout the procurement community about the relative costs and benefits of protests and whether they reflect a prudent investment by unsuccessful offerors or a worthwhile expenditure of resources by agencies. Dean Gordon will summarize his research, followed by expert reaction and discussion by procurement community stakeholders, including representatives from DoD and Civilian agencies, the Hill, Industry, and the Private Bar.

Presented by The George Washington University Law School Government Procurement Law Program and the Boards of Contracts Appeals Bar Association, Inc.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Admission is free, but RSVP is required.  Please RSVP at heather.gaul@hklaw.com or 704-720-8689.


Presentation of Research

  • Daniel I. Gordon, Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies, The George Washington University Law School

Discussants

  • Alan Chvotkin, Executive Vice President and Counsel, Professional Services Council
    • James J. McCullough, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
      • Courtney Edmonds, Senior Counsel, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
        • Lynda T. O'Sullivan, Deputy General Counsel (Acquisition), Department of the Air Force
          • Maria Swaby, Agency Protest Official, U.S. General Services Administration
            • Jay Maroney, Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee

            Moderators

            • David S. Black, Holland & Knight LLP
              • Steven L. Schooner, The George Washington University Law School

               


              Spotlight Item: Daniel Gordon, Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies

              Daniel Gordon, Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies

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