Public Contracting Institute’s Practical Matters GovCon Podcast features PilieroMazza’s Cy Alba in their 3-part podcast series “Top 10 Tips and Traps for Bid Protests.” Cy leads the Firm’s Government Contracts Group, serving as Chair of PilieroMazza’s largest practice group which includes the Bid Protests team. Visit the links below to access the podcast series.

  1. Top 10 Tips and Traps for Bid Protests, Part 1
  2. Top 10 Tips and Traps for Bid Protests, Part 2
  3. Top 10 Tips and Traps for Bid Protests, Part 3

About Isaias “Cy” Alba, IV

Cy counsels clients on a broad range of government contracting matters before government agencies and federal courts, which includes overall regulatory compliance with the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) small business programs. Cy represents small and mid-sized government contractors looking to structure compliant teaming, joint venture, and mentor-protégé agreements. He also handles the prosecution and defense of small-business size and status protests; appeals before the SBA and the Office of Hearings and Appeals; as well as bid protests before the Government Accountability Office, the Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Cy’s work for federal contractors includes the preparation, negotiation, and prosecution of Contract Dispute Act claims, requests for equitable adjustment, termination for convenience settlements, and defense of suspensions and debarments.  He also works with clients on the preparation of  Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) mitigation plans and related OCI concerns, as well as intellectual property licensing, copyright, and data rights issues under the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.

Working closely with PilieroMazza’s Business & Transactions Group, Cy assists federal contractors to structure mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and partner buyouts to ensure these transactions meet the client’s objectives and are compliant with federal procurement laws and regulations.  Transactions typically range from small transactions to single acquisitions valued at $100 Million.

Cy also counsels clients on certain International Traffic in Arms Regulations compliance issues and the preparation of technical assistance agreements and/or manufacturing licensing agreements for the export of defense articles and data.