Doing business with the government, whether federal, state, or local, requires knowledge of regulations, laws, and many other contracting specifics. Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black’s (WRVB) Government Contracting attorneys provide clients with help to achieve their business vision and goals. Our team guides organizations through the government contracting process—including startup companies, minority-owned businesses, sophisticated contractors, and others looking to navigate the government contracting process.
Procuring government contracts involves a maze of federal, state, and local statutory requirements and regulations that are often daunting in breadth and complexity. We understand that providing products and services to federal, state, and local government customers is a complex business. Our Government Contracts attorneys are prepared to help guide our clients to find practical business solutions. Often, we guide our clients through the entire course of procurement—from pre-solicitation notices, to solicitation, to contract or grant award, prosecution or defense of GAO and Court of Federal Claims protests, compliance, and audits/investigations.
Our attorneys represent our government contract clients in prime contracting, and sub and supplier contracting issues, among others, including:
- Bid protests and challenges
- Business formation, and M&A as a government contractor
- Contract formation & compliance
- Claims, disputes, and appeals
- Compliance planning, training, assessment/audits
- Cybersecurity, NIST compliance and privacy
- Due diligence
- False claims
- Government funding and IP rights and protections
- Government investigations
- Joint Ventures
- Mentor-Protégé relationships
- Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
- Requests for Equitable Adjustment
- RFPs and Invitations to Tender – Guidance
- Set-asides for small and veteran-owned businesses
WRVB provides a wide array of government contracting services regionally, nationally, and internationally to our clients, including:
- The application of federal, state, and local procurement statutes, ordinances, and regulations, including the Contract Disputes Act, the Service Contract Act, the Federal Acquisition Regulations, the Defense Acquisition Regulations, state Public Procurement Acts, and the regulations of individual federal, state and local agencies.
- Acquisition planning, contract methods and types (including Public-Private Partnerships, fixed price, cost reimbursement, time and material, design-bid-build and design-build contracting), contracting requirements, special categories of contracting, contract management, and actions relating to procurement processes such as corrections of mistakes, protests, and suspension or debarment proceedings.
- Contract performance, including change proposals, contract modifications, termination settlement proposals, claim preparation and negotiation, surety and bond claims and defenses as well as the resolution of unavoidable contract disputes in the courts, boards of contract appeals, or through alternative dispute resolution.
- Contract Cost Principles and Procedures, Cost Accounting Standards, Defense Contract Agency audits, and other accounting issues.
- Employment and labor-related requirements for contracts, including the application of the Walsh-Healey, Davis-Bacon, and Service Contract Act, other work hours, payment and related acts, and safety standards or citations under both OSHA and related state standards.
- Ethics and procurement integrity issues including preparation, implementation and teaching compliance programs, and assistance in defending claims arising from the alleged fraud, kickbacks, false claims, qui tam actions, and other civil and criminal fraud-related proceedings.
- Socioeconomic program issues, including small business applications, certifications, size determinations, certificates of competency, and compliance reviews related to minority, woman, veteran, native American, and HUBZone business concerns.
- Contract negotiations and preparations, including memoranda of understanding, teaming agreements, joint ventures and subcontracts, as well as basic business document planning and preparation, including bylaws, shareholder agreements, minutes, operating agreements, record retention plans, and other such requirements.
- Construction & Government Contracts
- Cybersecurity & Data Privacy
- Environmental & Alternative Energy
- Intellectual Property
- Ship Repair & Construction
- Employers Need to Pay Close Attention to Form I-9 Processing
- Federal Contractor TikTok Prohibition
- Ransomware — What it is, how to avoid it, and what to do if you are infected.
- Emergency Action Plans
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