Government & Municipalities

Our extensive experience with federal procurement and public contracting on the state and local levels makes Patel Burkhalter Law Group an ideal partnering fit for government contracting divisions. We advise our clients on all aspects of government contracting from the proposal/bidding phase through contract completion and beyond. We know the Federal Acquisition Regulations and the complex regulatory requirements that are incorporated into federal contracts. We also know how to navigate the murky depths of state and local government contracting and understand what federal requirements may also flow down with federal funding on these local projects. Since we keep a constant eye on the ever-evolving regulatory and statutory schemes that govern public contracting, we are able to hit the ground running on any issues that may arise, including:

  • Interpretation and application of federal procurement law, regulations and procedures
  • Source selection and various contracting approaches used in the public marketplace
  • Compliance with small business and other socioeconomic set-aside programs including 8(a) and Service Disabled Veterans Organizations.
  • Subcontractor buyout and the preparation of subcontracts with the requisite flow-down and liquidating provisions
  • Compliance with special cost and pricing requirements unique to federal contracting
  • Avoiding and defending against allegations of procurement fraud in connection with federal acts
  • Pre-award and post-award bid protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and various state courts
  • Preparation and presentation of contract claims
  • Litigation of contract disputes before various Boards of Contract Appeals and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Project management and advisory services