Government Contract Law
Washington, DC Federal Government Contract Procurement Law Attorneys
Increase Revenues While Minimizing Adverse Actions.
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Federal government contract procurement agencies are now tasked with increasing oversight on contractors. This starts from the proposal and source selection process all the way through performance and termination. Problems occur when the agency fails to pay for work performed; the wrong person is awarded contract; contractors have not implemented required internal policies and controls; are investigated by other agencies; or simply do not understand the complex rules and regulations.
The consequences of not having the right legal mechanisms in place puts your company at risk when an adverse situation arises. You can be targeted for suspension or debarment; termination for default; or even face criminal charges or hefty civil fines.
The federal government contract law attorneys at Watson & Associates, LLC bring decades of hands-on experience to companies seeking to build a sound legal foundation, resolve conflict with federal agencies and who want to aggressively litigate improper agency decisions. See samples of our outcomes.
- ♦ Maximize profits in government contracting
- ♦ Avoid unnecessary fraud pitfalls – develop the required internal policies
- ♦ Develop sound litigation strategies in bid protests and claims litigation.
- ♦ Strengthen your road-map to success as a small business
- ♦ Learn how to increase your success rates with government proposals
- ♦ Train your key staff members in critical areas of federal procurement.
A summary of our services include the following:
- ♦ Proactive Business Development and Marketing Strategies
- ♦ FAR Compliance and Contract Management Legal Advice
- ♦ Bid protests (GAO Agency or Court of Federal Claims)
- ♦ Claims Services and Litigation
- ♦ Suspension and Debarment
- ♦ Small Business Matters
- ♦ Internal Policy and Controls Help
- ♦ Teaming Agreement and Joint Ventures
- ♦ False Claims Act Defense and Procurement Fraud Matters
- ♦ Procurement Policy Assistance
- ♦ Investigations and Corporate Responses to Various Agencies
- ♦ Terminations and Appeals
- ♦ Litigation and Appeals
Develop Mandatory Internal Policies
Federal government contractors are subject to many complex regulations. For example, recent government contract procurement regulations require you to self-report when you violate certain laws or receive over-payments. New procurement regulations create a new basis for suspension and debarment. Develop effective ethics and internal controls. This mitigates the risk to the government.
Improve Proposal Writing Efforts
It is no secret that government contracting has become fiercer. Bid protest to the GAO has increased in 2012. What does this mean? You get more revenues by getting more federal government contracts. Learning how to write more value-based and low risk proposals is key to your proposal writing success in government procurement. Read more…
- Adjust to recent agency source selection strategies that overcome bid protest challenges.
- Learn why your technical proposals are getting the evaluation scores you hope for.
Protect Company Profits in a Bid Protest
The decision to file a bid protest requires an understanding of the pros and cons associated with filing; knowing the complex regulations and how courts review bid protest cases. Acting without a federal government contracts attorney can be detrimental.
- Learn what GAO cases cannot hear in protest actions
- Understand why you cannot have access to sensitive source selection material and why such failure causes you a denial at GAO.
- Develop your protest in way that uncovers agency actions. Read more…
Maximize Damages in Government Claims
Develop contract claims against the federal government that meet Contract Disputes Act (CDA) legal requirements. Cases are lost for failure to meet these critical requirements. Our federal government contract law lawyers help you to create a detailed and substantively supported claim. Our goal is to preserve your rights for appeal in the event that the agency still denies your claim. Read more…
Develop Compliant Policies
Government contracting carries a high standard of statutory compliance requirements and tough consequences. Each contract contains numerous Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses for which you are responsible and legally bound. Failure to develop internal compliance and training for key staff members could possibly land your company with a recommendation for termination or even debarment. With experts that have actually worked for government contracting agencies, Watson is positioned to help you avoid costly mistakes made by contractors across the country and overseas. Read more…
Overcome Small Business Legal Matters
Small businesses have a more difficult time in government contracting. They have fewer resources and are sometimes less versed in government contract procurement law than larger businesses. Our attorneys help contractors to navigate through the legal requirements of SBA Programs, teaming relationships, prime and subcontractor relationships and more.SBA programs (HUBZone, 8(a) certification, Mentor Protégé, Joint ventures); Size protests and disputes. As Government Contracts Attorneys, we advise you on business development strategies, seeking out and planning for upcoming opportunities. Read more…
Maximize Construction Claims
Construction companies arguable experience the largest amount of claims disputes in the federal marketplace. They sometimes lose millions simply because the submission did not meet the mandatory legal requirements. Let our government contract law firm help. Read more…
You can call upon our law firm regardless of your state. For federal issues, you do not have to hire an attorney in your specific state. With offices located in Colorado and Washington, DC, our national reach allows us to help businesses of all industry groups.
Watson & Associates, LLC Practices exclusively in the area of federal law in Washington, DC. Call 1-866-601-5518 or 202.827-9750 – Free Initial Consultation.
Colorado Business Lawyers
Given the current stage of the economy, Colorado businesses are constantly emerging. Individuals are taking the chance of operating their own business given the job market. Business law is yet a tricky area when there are partners involved, personal liability at risk, and compliance regulations to follow. With an office in Denver, Colorado, Watson & Associates also devotes a significant effort to Colorado business law matters. Our lawyers help new businesses with incorporation matters, partnership guidance, as well as contract law and corporate law matters. Read more…
Watson's Government Contract Lawyers practice in: Denver, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Kansas and Nebraska, New York, Los Angeles California, San Francisco, Washington DC, Chicago, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Denver, Colorado Springs, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Ohio, Maine, Florida, Texas, Nevada, Maryland, Louisiana, Las Vegas, Georgia, Hawaii, Alaska, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Florida, Indiana, Washington, Mississippi, Tennessee, Tampa, Miami, Virgin Islands, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Virginia, Delaware, Connecticut, Arizona, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Montana.