View Full Version : How can you dispute a public bid decision?

Lonnie Greenwood
10-08-2009, 10:37 PM
Can a company dispute the final results of a public bid?

We won a bid for fleet washing in the Florida area and we received an email and phone call from the procurement dept that another company (who we beat out by $6,500.00) was disputing the final decision stating that we are unable to comply with 3 of the requirements listed in the bid.

I don't know where they get their information from and don't know how they can dispute this. We didn't know you could dispute a contract award.

I know the procurement dept or company decision makers can dispute the bid if it seems way too low, but didn't know other companies could.

Anyway, can anyone shed some light on this for me? Thank you.

Rick Petry
10-09-2009, 06:41 AM

Decades ago in another life, owned a small consulting company that, among other things, wrote bid packages for the State of NJ.

In NJ, any company that submits a fully qualified bid has the right to challenge the bid award.

Michael Tessaro
10-09-2009, 01:14 PM
Lonnie , You may have to defend yourself. Appeal their challenge.