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Greenberg Traurig’s Government Contracts Team Prevails on Bid Protest for Solers

WASHINGTON – Nov. 13, 2018 – A Government Contracts & Projects team from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP prevailed in a bid protest for firm client Solers Inc. on a $150,000,000 U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) contract. Shareholder Mike Gardner as well as associates Shomari B. Wade and Brett A. Castellat represented Solers.

Solers had submitted a proposal to DISA to provide global IT services to the U.S. Department of Defense. After DISA failed to award the contract to Solers, the Greenberg Traurig team filed a protest at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO fully adjudicated the protest and held that DISA had misapplied the proposal evaluation factors when evaluating Solers proposal. In addition to sustaining Solers’ protest, the GAO ordered DISA to pay Solers’ legal fees.

Gardner focuses his work on companies who provide national security and infrastructure services to federal and foreign customers. He has experience working with contract negotiations, bid protests, claims, and dispute resolution at GAO, the Court of Federal Claims and the Boards of Contract, and has provided compliance support related to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, ITAR, the Defense Security Service, and the Defense Contract Audit Agency.

Wade focuses his practice on government contracts and maintains an active litigation practice which includes bid protests and claims before the GAO, Court of Federal Claims, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, as well as various federal and state courts. He works in small business programs such as SBA 8(a), HUBZone, and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses.

Castellat represents government contractors on requests for equitable adjustments and in bid protests. He drafts protests before the GAO and the SBA in disputes involving construction and defense contractors. He also focuses his practice on the representation of employers in a variety of industries regarding Occupational Safety and Health Administration matters. He has also assisted in representation involving regulatory compliance under various regulatory frameworks, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the General Data Protection Regulations.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Government Contracts & Projects Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Government Contracts & Projects Practice helps companies navigate the highly regulated acquisition and compliance processes of federal, state, local, and foreign governments and their agencies. The firm’s attorneys and governmental affairs professionals assist both experienced contractors and newcomers with a broad array of issues arising from, for example, sales of commercial off-the-shelf and customized products, services, and managed solutions to governments at all levels. The practice also focuses on meeting the transactional and U.S. regulatory needs of clients in the commercial, defense, aerospace, information technology, telecommunications, medical and health care, and other high-tech sectors.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.