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The federal government contracting process begins with knowing how the system works and using it to the advantage of both small businesses and larger corporations in various industry groups.
If you need a government contracts lawyer to help you avoid litigation or an adverse action against your company,Watson & Associates, LLC provides legal counsel and consulting to both small and large contractors doing business with the federal government. With over 30 years of experience with the government marketplace, government contracts for small businesses, and have achieved favorable results for our clients.
UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF TIMING
Responding to government contracting actions sometimes have strict time limits associated with filing an appeal of presenting your dispute before the proper court or tribunal. If you fail to properly assess the next step or act in a timely fashion you will forfeit your rights. Government contracting actions such as bid protests, contract claims and disputes, or small business SBA disputes must also be timely filed or they will be “time-barred,” that is, federal courts will not review your request for relief.
NATIONWIDE AND INTERNATIONAL REACH
With law offices in Washington DC and Colorado, Watson & Associates’ federal gov contracts lawyers ensure that businesses can reduce liabilities while safeguarding their revenues. The firm’s government contracts practice uses over 30 years of combined experience to protect your federal projects and reputation while safeguarding your bottom line.
Our procurement litigation team includes several seasoned professionals who consistently work within the courts and understand how to craft sound legal arguments when there is a litigation dispute. We have earned a reputation for gaining favorable results for small businesses and large DOD contractors through vigorous representation.
Agency Level, GAO, and Court of Federal Claims: As federal government contract lawyers and bid protest attorneys, we also advise and represent small business and large DOD contractors in regulatory practices at the GAO protests, Court of Federal Claims bid protest cases and appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The law office represents contractors in both pre-award bid protests and post-award protests. Read more..
CLAIMS AND DISPUTES
Federal government contracts Contract Disputes Act compliance, Equitable Adjustments and Appeals: Watson’s government contractor lawyers have litigated Contract Disputes Act (CDA) cases before the various Boards of Contract Appeals and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. At both our Colorado and Washington DC office, our government contracts law firm has extensive experience in preparing contract claims. We also help our clients to negotiate complex claims arising from breach of contract, differing site conditions, latent construction latent defect claims. Read more..
TERMINATION FOR DEFAULT AND CONVENIENCE
T4D Appeal and T4C Claim Preparation and Disputes: Watson’s federal government contract attorneys have represented federal contractors in a wide range of termination for default appeal cases. Our procurement professionals also have negotiated default terminations into and termination for convenience. When contractors receive cure notices or show cause letters, each contract attorney helps them to prepare detailed responses with a focus on preventing defaults. As federal government contracts attorneys, we also help clients to prepare settlement proposals when there is a termination for convenience.
LEGISLATION, GOVERNMENT REGULATION AND POLICY
Regulatory Practices – New Law, Federal Register & Comments, and Regulatory Guidance: As federal government contracts attorneys, we help our clients to navigate through the complex regulations and take proactive action when new government contracting regulations develop in the Federal Register.
We help clients to prepare comments and viable questions when proposed legislation and federal policy can impact their business’ future.
Government Contracts Lawyers for FAR Compliance
Internal, Policies, and Controls: When it comes to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other procurement laws, the law firm at Watson provides consulting services to help our clients avoid non-compliance penalties and adverse actions. Our federal contracts practice helps clients to prevent adverse actions with legal issues by helping them respond to government procurement investigations for government purchases. We understand the impact and humiliation that clients can experience.
Each federal government contracts attorney at Watson understands the importance of developing and implementing sound contractor compliance policy and internal controls. Clients frequently depend on us as contractor lawyers to make sure that they are complying with all federal contract laws (FAR) and contract terms and conditions. Read more..
Government Contract Small Business Matters
SBA Programs, Size Protests, and FAR 19 Matters: As federal government contracting attorneys and small business lawyers, Watson & Associates offer broad and deep experience with government small matters. For example, we provide legal and consulting services for the SBA 8a Certification Program and HUBZone matters.
Additionally, when it comes to government contracts for small businesses, the firm frequently help contractors with government contracting matters involving teaming agreements, joint venture agreements, Asset Purchases, Business Sales and Novations, SDVOSB Disputes, Mentor Protégé relationships, and prime and subcontractor disputes. Our government contracts law firm is also experienced in Native American federal contracting and the special rules involved. Read more..
SUSPENSION AND DEBARMENT
Response Preparation, Hearings, and Litigation: Watson offers an experienced government contracting attorney to companies or individuals facing federal suspension and debarment actions. Each attorney’s goal is to help you get the best possible result with legal issues. We help by preparing proposed suspension and debarment responses, attending debarment hearings, and negotiating administrative agreements and compliance. Read more..