Maria Panichelli to Present Deltek’s Webinar “Keeping What’s Yours: Bid Protest Defense & Intervention on Federal Contracts”

February 24, 2021

Join Maria Panichelli on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, as she presents Deltek’s webinar, titled “Keeping What’s Yours: Bid Protest Defense & Intervention on Federal Contracts.” In this panel, Maria will provide a roadmap to defending against the protest, with guidance on keeping the contract you earned and your costs down. Plus, reasons for intervention, common bid protest defenses and strategies, and practical tips about how to mitigate risk.

In today’s competitive federal contracting environment, protests are a frequent feature of many procurements. A government firm may receive an award notice, only to be told several days later that the contract is on hold, all because of a bid protest filed by a disgruntled competitor. Finding answers can be hard, and understanding how quickly to act to avoid losing your rights, or maybe the contract, is vital. Learn how to respond and protect yourself if your contract award is protested.

Maria is the chair of Obermayer’s Government Contracting department. She focuses her practice exclusively on federal government contracting and procurement, guiding her clients throughout the entire lifecycle of their federal contracts. She provides comprehensive legal counseling that allows her clients to successfully navigate the complicated legal requirements related to federal contracting while fulfilling their own business goals. Maria has represented her clients before numerous federal agencies, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Contract Boards of Appeals as well as the Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and other state and federal courts. Though her practice is not limited to construction alone, Maria has substantial experience with a wide range of construction related issues such as: defective designs; defective specifications; differing site conditions; express, implied and constructive changes; suspensions; delays; and liquidated damages.