Greenberg Traurig Government Contracts Team Wins AFCENT Contract Award Bid Protest Before GAO

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A Government Contracts & Project team from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP recently won a bid protest before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on behalf of its client, Legal Interpreting Services, Inc. (LIS).

A Government Contracts & Project team from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP recently won a bid protest before the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on behalf of its client, Legal Interpreting Services, Inc. (LIS). Shareholder Richard Moorhouse and Of Counsel Ryan C. Bradel represented LIS.

LIS was the winner of a contract competition to provide linguists to Air Force Central Command (AFCENT). The award was protested by a disappointed offeror GAO arguing that: 1) LIS’s teaming agreement with its subcontractor did not meet the solicitation requirement to be “binding”; 2) AFCENT’s technical and price evaluations were unreasonable; and 3) AFCENT’s post-award request for price reductions constituted unequal discussions. Those protest arguments were rejected by GAO. The decision can be found at AllWorld Language Consultants, Inc., B-414244.

Mr. Moorhouse has more than 30 years of experience litigating procurement award and contract disputes at the federal, state, and local levels. He has extensively prosecuted and defended complex bid protest and claim matters before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the District of Columbia Contract Appeals Board, and the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.

Mr. Bradel is an experienced government contracts lawyer. He focuses his practice on government contracts litigation matters and has successfully represented clients before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Boards of Contract Appeal, the GAO, the Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals, and state and federal courts.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Government Contracts & Projects Practice: Greenberg Traurig's Government Contracts & Projects Practice helps companies navigate the highly regulated acquisition and compliance processes of the federal, state and local governments and their agencies. The firm’s attorneys and governmental affairs professionals assist both experienced contractors and newcomers with issues arising from sales of commercial off-the-shelf and customized products, services and managed solutions to governments at the national and local levels. The practice also focuses on meeting both the transactional and U.S. regulatory needs of clients in the commercial, defense, aerospace and other high-tech sectors.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.

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