Experience
  • Bid Protests
    • Government Accountability Office (GAO)

       

      Represented numerous disappointed government contractors in GAO bid protests, many of which resulted in agency corrective action.  The following are representative examples of Patrick’s successful, reported GAO protests.

      Solution One Industries, Inc., B-417441 et al., 2019 WL 3230974 (Comp. Gen. July 9, 2019)
      Successful defense of contract award by the U.S. Army of a contract to provide instruction and mission support services for unmanned aircraft systems.

      Spinnaker JV, LLC, B-416688, 2018 CPD ¶ 398 (Comp. Gen. Nov. 21, 2018)
      Successful defense of contract award by the U.S. Navy to a small business for training systems.

      Enterprise Services, LLC, B-414230.3 et al., 2018 CPD ¶ 323 (Comp. Gen. Sept. 17, 2018)
      Successful defense of contract award by the Transportation Security Administration for IT support services.

      PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector, LLP, B-413316.2 et al., 2017 CPD ¶ 12 (Comp. Gen. Dec. 27, 2016)
      Successful defense of task order award under a GSA Schedule contract for professional services related to business requirements analysis, validation, and enhancement.

      SRA International, Inc. et al., B-413000.1 et al., 2016 CPD ¶ 208 (Comp. Gen. July 25, 2016)
      Successful defense of a task order award for comprehensive loan program application software support and operations services.

      Crowley Technical Management, Inc., B-412690.2 et al., 2016 CPD ¶ 130 (Comp. Gen. May 12, 2016)
      Successful defense of multiple contract awards for ship management services for various vessels in the Ready Reserve Force and National Defense Reserve Fleet.

      InGenesis, Inc., B-412101.2, 2016 CPD ¶ 102 (Comp. Gen. Mar. 28, 2016)
      Successful defense of a protest against an agency’s exercise of a contract option in a contract to provide medical services to detained undocumented immigrants.

      Decisive Analytics Corp., B-410950.2 et al., 2015 CPD ¶ 187 (Comp. Gen. June 22, 2015)
      Successful defense of protest challenge to multiple contract awards in a DOD procurement for mission and analytical technical support services.

      Lanmark Technology, Inc., B-410214.3, 2015 CPD ¶ 139 (Comp. Gen. Mar. 20, 2015)
      In a series of protests and agency corrective actions in a procurement for operations research and systems analysis services, successfully protested the agency’s decision during corrective action to make the award to the lower-rated, less-expensive offeror, and then successfully defended an agency’s later selection of the higher-rated, slightly higher-priced proposal for award.

      Mission Essential Personnel, LLC, B-410431.9, 2015 CPD ¶ 109 (Comp. Gen. Mar. 18, 2015)
      Successful defense of an agency’s award of multiple contracts against protest that the agency acted unreasonably in excluding a nonconforming proposal from award.

      CGI Federal, Inc., B-410714, 2015 CPD ¶ 67 (Comp. Gen. Jan. 28, 2015)
      Successful defense of contract award against protest that awardee failed to meet place-of-performance and security requirements.

      InfoPro, Inc., B-408642.2, 2015 CPD ¶ 59 (Comp. Gen. Dec. 23, 2014)
      Successful defense of a contract award in procurement for operational maintenance and software development support services.

      Hensel Phelps Construction Co., B-407998.3, 2013 CPD ¶ 136 (Comp. Gen. May 28, 2013)
      Successful defense of a contract awarded for the design and construction of a military hospital and related buildings.

      Walsh-Vaughn JV, B-407998.2 et al., 2013 CPD ¶ 134 (Comp. Gen. May 21, 2013)
      Successful defense of a contract awarded for the design and construction of a military hospital and related buildings.

      Turner-Southland-Dean, JV, B-407998, 2013 CPD ¶ 133 (Comp. Gen. May 20, 2013)
      Successful defense of a contract awarded for the design and construction of a military hospital and related buildings.

      Sentrillion Corp., B-406843.3 et al., 2013 CPD ¶ 207 (Comp. Gen. Apr. 22, 2013)
      Successful protest of contract awarded by U.S. Marshals Service for security services at federal courthouses and other government facilities nationwide.

      Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., B-405993, 2012 CPD ¶ 30 (Comp. Gen. Jan. 19, 2012)
      Successful defense of a technical services and engineering company’s $1.5 billion award to provide technical support services in support of U.S. ships bought, leased, or transferred through the Foreign Military Sales program.

      Raydar & Assocs., Inc., B-401447, 2009 CPD ¶ 180 (Comp. Gen. Sept. 1, 2009)
      Successful defense of the award of a contract for maintenance and repair services for various military radar antennas.

      ACS Education Solutions, LLC, B-401531, 2009 CPD ¶ 209 (Comp. Gen. Oct. 5, 2009)
      Successful defense of the award of contracts for servicing direct federal student loans against a protest by that incumbent contractor, arguing that its comparatively lower-risk proposal was worth its higher cost.

      Court of Federal Claims

       

      ATSC Aviation, LLC v. United States, 141 Fed. Cl. 670 (2019)
      Successful defense of the award of an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide the U.S. Army with worldwide logistical support services for non-standard rotary-wing aircraft.

      Partner 4 Recovery v. United States, 141 Fed. Cl. 89 (2018)
      Successful defense of the award of a contract by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for support for advisory and assistance services in response to major disasters and emergencies.

      General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc. v. United States, 137 Fed. Cl. 493 (2018)
      Successful defense of the award of a contract by the Transportation Security Administration for support services for an integrated network of security devices.

      SOS International, LLC v. United States, 127 Fed. Cl. 576 (2016)
      Successful defense of agency’s plan to take corrective action to cure solicitation ambiguities.

      Ocean Ships, Inc. v. United States, 115 Fed. Cl. 577 (2014)
      Successful defense of the decision by the United States Navy to award a small business set-aside contract for the operation and maintenance of eight large, government-owned Roll-On/Roll-Off sea vessels for the Prepositioning Program against a protest that the award violated the wage escalation provisions of the Service Contract Act.

      Insight Systems Corp. v. United States, 110 Fed. Cl. 564 (2013)
      Successful protest at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims of an agency’s determination that an IT consulting company’s electronically submitted proposal was late, even though the fault was with the agency’s own email servers, resulting in reinstatement of the company’s proposal for consideration.

      Advanced Technology Systems, Inc. v. United States, No. 07-CV-0743 (Fed. Cl. Nov. 6, 2007)
      Successful defense of a contract award by the Department of Education for IT management services where, while the protest was pending at the GAO, the agency overrode the CICA stay of performance; the protester challenged the stay override at the court, and ultimately withdrew its challenges to the award.

      Logistics Support Services JV v. United States, No. 07-CV-0897 (Fed. Cl. Jan. 25, 2008)
      Successful defense of a contract award to a high-tech company providing engineering, IT, operations and maintenance, logistics, and program management services in a bid protest that was filed and dismissed at the GAO, and then filed and withdrawn at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

  • Other Protests
    • CACI, Inc.-Federal, 15-ODRA-00733 (Oct. 20, 2015)
      Successful protest, sustained in part, at Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition because the FAA’s evaluation of key personnel was not supported by the record in a procurement to provide and support air traffic controller training.

      Deloitte Consulting, LLP, 10-ODRA-00547 (Oct. 17, 2010)
      Successful bid protest on behalf of an international consulting firm before the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition, where the protester obtained agency corrective action after mediation.

      OSC Solutions, Inc., SBA No. SIZ-5253 (June 23, 2011)
      Successful defense of the appeal to the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals of an SBA small business size determination that confirmed that a contract awardee was actually a small business.

  • Government Contract Claims
    • Ivantis Group, Inc. v. National Endowment for the Arts, CBCA No. 5421 (2018)
      Defended a small United States Government agency in a claim by an information technology services contractor for additional costs, resulting in a settlement.

      Chenega Security & Support Solutions, LLC, ASBCA No. 58896 (2015)
      Represented an emergency services contractor in a claim for unanticipated pension costs at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, resulting in a settlement.

      AmerescoSolutions, Inc., ASBCA No. 56811 (2011); AmerescoSolutions, Inc., ASBCA Nos. 56824, 56867 (2012)
      Represented a construction contractor that specializes in renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions in contract claims before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals against the Army Corps of Engineers, resulting in settlements.

      Wackenhut Security Hellas/Wackenhut International, Inc., JV v. Department of State, CBCA No. 1604 (2010)
      Represented a security services contractor in a contract claim against the U.S. Department of State at the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, resulting in a settlement.

  • False Claims Defense
    • Successful defense of government contractors in False Claims Act suits, one involving a construction company and one involving an emergency services provider, both of which resulted in settlements – one for nuisance value.
  • Prime/Sub Disputes
    • Successful defense of a government prime contractor at a bench trial in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia, in a dispute with a subcontractor involving data rights.
  • Suspension/Debarments
    • Defended a construction contractor proposed for debarment for alleged violation of the rules relating to the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns.
  • Pro Bono
    • Bonewell v. United States, 111 Fed. Cl. 129 (2013)
      Successful defense of the granting of military pension benefits to the widow of an Air Force service member against a claim to the benefits by the service member’s ex-spouse.