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Bid Protests: Look Before You Leap

A $15 million school construction project is being let by a local board of education, and you really want this contract.  Your team has been working relentlessly over the past week to accurately estimate the project and provide the school board with the most competitive price possible.  You’ve sharpened your pencil, and reduced your margin to virtually nothing in the hopes of landing this project.  Time to submit your proposal, fingers crossed…

…Well, the bid opening has now come and gone, and unfortunately, it looks like the work is going to be awarded to one of your competitors.  However, you believe there was an irregularity in the bidding process, and the more you think about it, the more you want to contest what you consider to be an unjust result.   Should you sue in an attempt to stop the contract from being awarded to your competitor?

The answer to that question depends substantially on the severity of the irregularity you’re concerned about.

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