Bid Protests In State Work Contracts
The government hires out various companies for a range of contract jobs, from construction to fingerprinting services and a variety of products. The process for a company obtaining a government contract for services and products is complex and heavily regulated. In far too many cases, companies have reason to suspect unfair treatment or even foul play in the way government entities choose to award the contracts.
If you believe your company has been unfairly treated in a government contract bid, talk with an attorney from Derryberry & Naifeh, LLP. We have been serving clients in bid protests involving state government contracts in Oklahoma City and throughout the state. Lawyers from our law firm have been helping clients in a range of government relations matters since our founding in 1979.
The Bid Process
The process for government bids generally proceeds like this:
- Request for proposal: When the state wants to hire out a company for goods or services, it will publish a request for proposal (RFP).
- Public bidding: After the RFP, the state will receive bids from companies interested in the work.
- Evaluation and award: The state will then evaluate the bids and award one company the job.
Protesting A Bid
Not surprisingly, the evaluations are not competitive. Companies can protest contract awards that seem to be awarded unfairly. The first step is to open a records request to look over all of the bids and evaluations.
In cases where evidence of foul play is uncovered, we file a formal protest of the contract with the Office of Management and Enterprise Services.
The process of protesting a state contract in Oklahoma can be complicated. Our attorneys will walk you through the process and make sure your rights are protected. With more than 30 years of legal experience, we know how to protect your rights.