Many government contractors are familiar with the well-established processes of federal bid protests.  Less known is the dizzying variety of procedures applicable to state and local bid protests, and a rule that is well-established in one jurisdiction may be nonexistent in another.  Although there are some unifying themes that pervade protest practice everywhere — namely, fairness and rationality — it is important to understand how those themes are understood and applied in the relevant jurisdiction.

In a continuation of our blog post last year, we take an in-depth look at state and local bid protests in this new Briefing Paper.