Key Insights from Recent Bid Protest Decisions Reshape Strategies for Future Government Contractor Success


By Katherine B. Burrows and Eric Valle of PilieroMazza
Original Presentation on February 8, 2024

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Bid protests play a crucial role in the federal procurement process. Whether you’re submitting a proposal, filing a protest, or defending your contract award, bid protest rulings can influence not just your current contract but also future outcomes and the broader award process. Decisions made in 2023 are no different. They have ramifications that extend beyond 2023, affecting aspects like submission deadlines and the burden of proof for protesters. 2023 decisions illustrate important considerations for government contractors, clarifying key regulations and highlighting potential trends for 2024 and beyond.

Join Katie Burrows and Eric Valle, attorneys in PilieroMazza’s Bid Protests and Government Contracts practice groups, as they discuss 2023 decisions that will shape the bid protest landscape going forward. They’ll cover:

  1. key decisions from 2023 and their implications;
  2. outcome trends to watch; and
  3. bid protest strategies for 2024.

Katherine B. Burrows is a Partner with PilieroMazza. As a government contracts lawyer and litigator, Burrows counsels and represents government contractors in bid protests, requests for equitable adjustment, external investigations, qui tam suits under the False Claims Act, contract claims, including terminations for convenience and default, and disputes between subcontractors and prime contractors. She can be reached at or 301.664.2292.

Eric Valle is an Associate with PilieroMazza. He focuses his practice on all aspects of doing business with and litigating against the federal government, include bid protests, contract claims and appeals, regulatory compliance, suspension and debarment, False Claims Act litigation, cost accounting, data rights and intellectual property, subcontractor and teaming agreements, and small business issues and size protests. He can be reached at or 202.655.4165.