Andrew P. Beilfuss, Partner

Government Procurement and Bid Protests

Government procurement can be a confusing and often times political process. That process is often fast-paced and subject to specific rules and regulations. Successfully obtaining government contracts also often depends on non-legal issues such as how the bid is presented, understanding the needs of the agency awarding the bid, and understanding the industry related to the bid. Andy understands these issues and has worked for years with individuals who have held leadership positions in high level governmental agencies. His experience and relationships are invaluable in understanding the complete process, which translates into putting together a successful bid and negotiating favorable terms for his clients.

In addition, when there are flaws in the bidding process, Andy has successfully challenged numerous contracts that were wrongly awarded through bid protest procedures. Like other government procurement issues, the bid protest process moves very quickly, often requiring action within a window of less than one week. Andy and the Quarles & Brady bid protest team have the experience and relationships to quickly assess the merits of a potential bid protest, focus on issues that will resonate with decision makers, and get documents on file promptly.