Government contractors have a unique set of legal needs that require an in-depth understanding of the complexities of the bidding process, claims and government investigations, to name only a few. For more than thirty years, the member firms of the Global Construction & Infrastructure Legal Alliance (GcilA) and their respective government contracts teams have provided a range of government contracts legal counseling and litigation services to clients from a broad range of industries and variety of sizes. GcilA has numerous lawyers with government contracts experience that regularly help companies navigate the challenges that come with working with the federal government. GcilA’s clients receive one-on-one attention and efficient legal expertise – saving time and money, and securing results.
We advise clients with regard to the FAR and interpretation of the terms and conditions of solicitations, as well as assist in the negotiation and contents of teaming agreements, subcontracts, joint venture agreements, and license terms and conditions. We also represent clients in bid protests in all bid protest fora, including advice on agency level protests and representation of protesters and awardees before the Government Accountability Office, the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Dispute Resolution, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on all manner of procurements and across all industries. We represent clients pursuing protests or claims against various state and local entities, including the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority and the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority. Bid protest matters that we have handled including telecommunications, IT and IT services, medical services, and utility providers.
We provide advice regarding contract administration issues, including regulatory and statutory requirements and performance evaluation disputes. We endeavor to understand your business and how our expertise can enhance the client’s performance and maximize the opportunity to complete a project successfully. We have also guided clients through responses to government audits, worked closely with the DCAA and provided advice on defective pricing allegations.
We work with clients to avert disputes with all project participants – the government, joint venture partners and subcontractors – by providing reasonable and objective advice, often as the project is ongoing. When claims and disputes occur, we represent our clients in all aspects of the preparation, negotiation, and advise to prepare appropriate and comprehensive change orders requests, claims, and terminations for convenience proposals. We have represented clients in litigation before the Boards of Contract Appeals and the United States Court of Federal Claims. We also regularly provide advice on resolution of prime-subcontractor disputes and represent clients on these disputes in federal and state court and in ADR proceedings.
We also provide advice regarding the development and updating of government compliance programs and the self-disclosure decision and processes. GcilA’s attorneys frequently assess corporate compliance programs and offer a wide array of in-house seminars to assist in training employees engaged in administering government contracts. We have assisted clients responding to government investigations, including false claims, false statements, program fraud and special pleas in qui tam lawsuits.