Debriefings & Bid Protests: How to Protect Your Interest after the Award

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Learn the Ins-and-Outs of the Bid Protest Process

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Every government contractor shudders when they hear the words bid protest. After all, defending a challenge by a disappointed offeror isn’t the best way to celebrate an award.

Even still, bid protests are an important part of the procurement process. In this discussion, government contracts attorney Matthew Schoonover will give attendees the ins-and-outs of the bid protest process.

Relying on statistical data and his professional experience, Matt will discuss how and where to file a bid protest, and the most (and least) successful protest arguments. Armed with this information, participants will better understand how to defend their awards in the face of a protest or challenge an award to a competitor.

About the Instructor

Matthew is the managing partner of Koprince Law LLC, a boutique law firm that counsels clients about the unique legal issues they experience working with the federal government. In addition to advising clients about regulatory and socio-economic compliance issues, Matt prepares effective and compliant teaming agreements, subcontracts, mentor/protégé agreements, joint venture agreements, and other key documents. A significant portion of Matt’s practice, moreover, involves representing contractors in bid protests, size and socio-economic category protests and appeals, and in claims and appeals matters under the Contract Disputes Act.

Matt has presented on government contracting legal issues to a variety of audiences, including at several small business and veterans’ contracting seminars. He has also been quoted in articles appearing in,, Westlaw Journal, and Contract Management magazine. You can also read Matt’s government contracting posts on, including his 5 Things You Should Know series. No matter the issue, Matt enjoys learning about prospective clients’ industries and businesses.

You can follow Matt on Twitter @mtschoonover or email him at

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