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SBDC Webinar: Government Contracting & Bid Protests: Back to Basics | PTAC / MANARR

November 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Price: FREE

Examine the nuts and bolts of competitive bidding, how to deal with bid protests, and common pitfalls.

Government contractors should understand procurement and contract execution from start to finish—how competitive bidding laws are structured, common bidding issues, protests, contract performance, claims and termination. Contracting with the government comes with risks and rewards. Local, state and federal governments each apply different contracting rules, but the underlying concepts are similar.

In this webinar, members of Manatt’s government and regulatory practice will examine the nuts and bolts of competitive bidding, the different types of competitive bidding, how to deal with bid protests, and common pitfalls after contract award.

The program will be followed by a brief Q&A session.


Webinar Topics Include:

  • Common types of procurements
  • How competitive bidding works—when it applies and exceptions to competitive bidding
  • Ramifications of violating competitive bidding rules in local contracts
  • Bid protest procedures and bidder rights absent protest procedures
  • How to prepare and litigate a bid protest or defend against a bid protest as the winning bidder
  • Contract claims
  • Contract terminations



Randall W. Keen
Partner, Government and Regulatory, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Randy, who successfully defended the highest-valued state government contract awarded in California history, advises clients on bid preparation, contract negotiations and bid protests. He also counsels private-sector and government entities on all things government related.

Brandon D. Young
Partner, Government and Regulatory, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Brandon focuses on public contracting, infrastructure and public policy. He’s practice focuses on representing clients in all phases of public and private procurement, including local, state and federal government contracts.

Co Hosted by Norcal PTAC and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Manatt is a multidisciplinary, integrated national professional services firm known for quality and an extraordinary commitment to clients. They focused on specific industry sectors, providing legal and consulting capabilities at the very highest levels to achieve their clients’ business objectives. The firm’s groundbreaking approach—bringing together legal services, advocacy and business strategy—differentiates it from its competitors and positions it to provide a unique and compelling value proposition.


November 18, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Central CA SBDC Regional Network