Olivia Lynch

Crowell & Moring is hosting its annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) for government contractors on May 15-16, 2013 in Washington, D.C.  For the past 28 years, OOPS has provided a forum for discussion of the latest developments in federal contracting.

Thomas Humphrey, Daniel Forman, Derek Mullins, and I will be discussing Trends and Developments in Bid Protests on May 15th.  The panel will analyze protest statistics for 2012 from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Court of Federal Claims (COFC), as well as the potential impacts of sequestration.  Among other developments, the panel will present on cases that have advanced the understanding of meaningful discussions, recent decisions by both GAO and the COFC on challenges to agency corrective action, and developments in organizational conflict of interest challenges at GAO.  Developments in bid protest jurisdiction will also be addressed, including GAO’s review of the use of non-procurement instruments by agencies and the COFC’s treatment of in-sourcing decisions.

Government contractors only – click here to register for the 29th annual OOPS seminar and to see the full agenda.