OverviewFor four years, Richard Pennington was in private law practice where he filed bid protests and represented clients in court challenges to awards and contract disputes. This webinar will highlight procurement practices that can lead to reduced competition, challenges to awards, or contract disputes. Stories will be used to illustrate supplier perceptions about best value procurement, industry concerns with trade secrets, potential issues with evaluations and the negotiation process, and supplier claims that contracts have been changed. We’ll have one breakout session to let participants share insights, maybe even disagree with Richard’s observations!
What You'll Learn
1. Know why it is difficult for a company and its lawyer to win a bid protest.
2. Explain to committee members various risks from evaluation process
3. Understand the predominant role that procurement records and contracts play in protests and disputes.
From 2013 to 2018, Richard Pennington was general counsel to NASPO ValuePoint. Previously, he served of counsel to the Denver office of McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP, where he advised clients on federal, state and local government procurement.
Richard is the former director of the Division of Finance and Procurement, Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration. He previously served as State Purchasing Director after working for the Colorado Attorney General as procurement and construction litigation counsel.Richard is a retired Air Force Colonel and judge advocate who started his career as a B-52 pilot and later became a judge advocate specializing in federal procurement. He served as Chief of the Air Force Commercial Litigation Division, working with the Department of Justice in litigating bid protest, bankruptcy, contract disputes, and patent infringement cases filed in federal courts across the nation.
Attendance for Individuals
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Attendance for Groups
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