Federal Government Contracts
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Government contracting agencies have increased oversight for small and large businesses. The hope is to make contractors become more aware of the consequences for non-compliance, the civil and criminal penalties for violations of False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other statutes that give the federal government leverage.
GAO bid protests for government contract has increased in 2012. Businesses seeking to challenge federal government contracts stand an 18.5% chance of prevailing. With the current economy still in question, small businesses and large DOD contractors alike want better guidance on how to get government contracts. The rulings at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims show that companies must improve their understanding of the Contract Disputes Act. Companies are still losing appeals to contracting officer’s final decisions. Courts are agreeing with the agencies in most cases not because of the validity of the claim. Instead, the procedural mistakes made and timing matters.
Learn Why Courts Tend to Rule Against Government Contractors. Let our Attorneys Help You to Minimize Adverse Rulings and Increase Company Profits.
Get Unique Insight to Federal Procurement
Government contract law is unique and not as simple as many companies may think. A common mistake that companies make is to simply assign corporate lawyers to handle their federal procurement matters. Sometimes the client has to pay extra for the attorney to get up to speed on the various aspects of government contract law.
Develop more effective teaming agreements and prime subcontractor relationships that comply with government contracting regulations. Your company may have considered teaming with another contractor in order to take advantage of upcoming opportunities. However, in bid protest litigation, challenges to teaming relationships show that bidders make mistakes in forming the relationships. Avoid these mistakes and develop strategies that are effective an compliant with government contract law.
Develop mandatory internal policies to avoid suspension and debarment. Government contractors are required under current procurement law to develop policies such as ethics and mandatory disclosure policies. Many companies have yet to comply. This increases the risk of adverse actions from investigations; resulting in suspension and debarment and even criminal penalties.
Get help with regulations such as the Contract Disputes Act, the Truth in Negotiations Act, the Service Contract Act, the Small Business Act, the Competition in Contracting Act and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is critical because of the new focus on procurement integrity. Contractors are faced with more scrutiny than before. Contractors need legal advice from government contracts attorneys who understand the problems that arise and can provide guidance from the proposal writing stages, through bid protests, all the way to contract closeout.
The government contract attorneys at Watson and Associates, LLC provide you with the critical legal advice to avoid costly mistakes and with more of a focus to increase company revenues. With law offices in Colorado and Washington, DC., we are growing team of lawyers and consultants to reach across the country to help small businesses and large corporations to handle the critical legal issues that frequently arise. Getting a government contract in today’s market means knowing how to be competitive in the federal market place. It means understanding the complex regulations, and ensuring that you comply with the multitude of clauses that are embedded in each contract. Not only do you have to have sound internal controls and policies but you also need to ensure that you personnel are trained.
Each government contracts attorney at our law firm will help you to apply sound legal analysis to each adverse situation that arises. This includes handling Bid Protests, Teaming Agreements and Joint Venture Agreements . When you find that you are not getting the types of contracts you seek, then we can improve your proposal writing skills. Many of our members have actually sat on government contract source selection teams and are in a better position to guide you to a winning result.
Our government contract lawyers help you to resolve disputes in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. In addition, our government procurement attorneys also litigate disputes at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), and pursue and defend before the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Get help with:
Government contract small business matters. Small companies have the most difficult time in government contracting simply because of a lack of resources. However, there are SBA programs in place where you can qualify your company to take advantage of some of the more lucrative contracts.
Help Regardless of Your State
Our government contracts law attorney services reach across all states. Contractors can enjoy one-stop-shopping convenience for both legal and non-legal matters. We help federal small businesses and large DOD contractors in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Contact Our Government Contracts Attorneys and Law Firm
For immediate help in acquiring additional contracts with the government or preserving your legal rights during performance, contact our government contract law and procurement lawyers for a free initial consultation. 1.866.601.5518 or 202.827-9750.