Government Contract Law
Doing business with the United States Government, as well as state and local governments, can be quite lucrative, but it also involves significant risks that are not present in the commercial contracting setting. Government contract laws and regulations are complicated. Special rules, many of which carry criminal, civil and administrative penalties, restrict the activities of government contractors, subcontractors, and their employees.
When dealing with government contracts you need an attorney who understands the process and is familiar with applicable procurement laws. Odin, Feldman & Pittleman provides a full range of legal services to clients that do business with governmental entities.
Our services include:
- Bid protests
- Contract disputes
- Contract claims and terminations
- Prime and subcontractor disputes
- Other procurement-related litigation and administrative actions
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Procurement fraud investigations and actions
- Other government audits and internal investigations
- SBA size protests, NAICS size appeals and certificate of competency referrals
- Voluntary self disclosures
- Suspension and debarment proceedings
- Federal and state procurement counseling
- Statutory/regulatory interpretation and application
- Section 8(a), Small Disadvantaged Business, HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veteran, Women-Owned and other small business program admissions and compliance
- Developing teaming agreements, joint ventures and subcontracts
- Development of compliance programs and training
- Contract formation and contract administration
- Subcontracting issues
- Mergers and acquisitions of government contractors
In addition, we can serve as counsel for closely held business entities.
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman’s breadth of experience includes all phases of government contracting and we can provide you with in-depth and comprehensive guidance. We know the law and how the agencies think.
You are entitled to fair and reasonable consideration as a potential supplier of goods, services, or construction. If you feel you were treated unfairly in a request for proposals, quotes, or bids, Odin, Feldman & Pittleman government contract attorneys can assist you in determining whether or not to file a protest.
Your company, whether a prime or subcontractor, may be entitled to an equitable adjustment when a project encounters unexpected issues. If you have disagreed with a government agency over a contract requirement, or if your interests have been harmed while doing business on behalf of a government agency, Odin, Feldman & Pittleman attorneys can advise you on the available remedies and forums where relief can be obtained.
Government contracts also require implementation of specific workplace policies, including: Drug-Free Workplace, prohibitions on trafficking in persons, and various compensation and non-discrimination requirements, such as the Service Contract Act and the Davis-Bacon Act. The attorneys at Odin, Feldman & Pittleman can help you remain in compliance with workplace policy programs, and represent you in proceedings related to compliance and enforcement of workplace laws, rules, and regulations.
Odin, Feldman & Pittleman’s attorneys have successfully helped resolve legal problems in various industries competing for or performing work under federal, state and local procurements. Our attorneys have helped to negotiate requests for equitable adjustment; represented various companies in claims, disputes and other procurement-related litigation; advised on teaming agreements, joint ventures, structured mergers/acquisitions; and helped innumerable businesses navigate the waters of the public procurement process.