We have also had the privilege of having been engaged to guide a local public body through a Request for Proposal process for a complicated local economic development project that was of significant importance to the community. Anticipating a protest, we successfully structured the procurement by carefully preparing the request for proposals, and participating in all aspects of the solicitation, to ensure that the procurement would withstand a protest. The solicitation and award not only successfully withstood an administrative appeal, but it also withstood a challenge in Federal District Court.
Our firm has substantial experience with County procurement law. In addition to responding to procurement legal inquiries, we assist our County clients in the drafting, review, and revision of Invitations for Bids and Requests for Proposals, the preparation of protest determinations, and the litigation of procurement disputes. Most importantly, we approach and address procurement inquiries and disputes with an appreciation of the Code's purposes of fostering competition and maximizing the purchasing value of the County taxpayers' money.
Our firm has experience in procurement litigation. For instance, we successfully litigated the validity of an award of a twenty-four multi-million dollar residential curbside waste collection contract. Additionally, and through litigation, we have previously mitigated another governmental client's exposure to mobilization costs and expenses and limited the damage to a fraction of the requested lost profits where that client failed to award an invitation to the lowest responsive bidder.
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