Practice Areas

Government Procurement

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Radey’s government procurement practice centers around bid protests that are governed by the Florida Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and litigated at the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH).

Our lawyers have handled bid protests involving the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education, the Department of Children and Families, the Agency for Health Care Administration, the former Department of Insurance (now Office of Insurance Regulation and the Department of Financial Services), the Department of Health, the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, the Florida Lottery, the Department of Management Services, the State Technology Office, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the former Florida Residential Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association (now Citizens Property Insurance Corporation).

Among the clients our lawyers have represented in bid protests are General Electric Company, Harcourt Assessment, Inc., Electronic Data Systems, LabWare, Inc., Aquatic Plants of Florida, Inc., the North American Family Institute, Inc., Gilbert Southern, Gartner, Xerox, the American Insurance Association, System Development Corporation, Mark Dunning Industries, R.R. Donnelly & Sons, Co., and Bay Point Schools. Although we usually represent private litigants, one of our lawyers, Jeff Frehn, represented the Florida Lottery in a post- bid-protest challenge concerning the largest contract ever awarded in Florida. Additionally, Donna Blaton has represented the Florida Housing Finance Corporation and the Department of Health in bid protests, and Donna Blanton and Jeff Frehn represented the Department of Children and Families in a bid protest involving one of the state’s largest computer system contracts.

Among the firm’s lawyers with significant bid protest experience are Jeff Frehn, Donna Blanton, and Harry Thomas.

State Agency Procurements in Florida – by Donna Blanton and Lisa Scoles