Maria Panichelli joins NVSBC Program Director Earl Morgan, to discuss the top ten tips about protests, fighting for and keeping contracts you deserve. If you do business with the Federal government, chances are you have heard the term “protest.” But do you know the difference between bid protests and size or status protests? Or between pre-award and post-award bid protests? Do you know how to use the protest process to go after contracts that should have gone to you instead of your competitors? Or how to keep a contract when a disgruntled competitor protests your award? The more competitive the federal market becomes, the more inevitable protests are. If you want to succeed in government contracting, it is critically important that you understand the rules and regulations governing the protest processes. In this webinar, an experienced government contract attorney provides an overview of protests, and the top ten things you need to know to successfully navigate the protest processes. The speakers discuss the different types of protests and how to identify them; where protests should be filed; protest filing deadlines; what you can and can’t get out of pre- and post-award debriefings; what an “enhanced” debriefing is, and when they are required; the effect of a debriefing on your protest deadline; and how to avoid common protest mistakes. Also, both how to use protests to go after the contracts you deserve, and how to defend your awards when you are protested.