Government Contracts

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The laws and procedures of government contracting differ greatly from those in the commercial arena. Through years of experience, working in and out of government, McManus & Felsen’s lawyers are familiar with the statutes and regulations that prescribe the procedures and limitations unique to government contracting. As we are located in downtown Washington, DC, many of our clients are engaged in public contracting, and we advise and represent them in all aspects of public contracts, including the following:

  • bidding on government contracts and proposal documents,
  • bid and award protests,
  • changes and differing site conditions,
  • delays, suspensions of work, and acceleration,
  • defective work,
  • drafting requests for equitable adjustment (REAs),
  • drafting claims,
  • terminations,
  • suspension and debarment proceedings,
  • joint ventures and teaming agreements,
  • subcontracts,
  • payment and performance bonds,
  • project management,
  • overseas contracts,
  • alternative disputes resolution (ADR), mediation, and arbitration,
  • government-contract litigation before agencies, boards, and state and federal courts, and
  • negotiation with government.

We have represented public owners (local and state government) on a variety of projects types, including:

  • airports,
  • hotels,
  • housing,
  • office buildings,
  • roads, and
  • power plants.

As part of our government-contracts practice, McManus & Felsen gives in-house seminars on public contracting, including seminars on how to break into the public-contracting arena and navigating the nuances of particular federal statutes and regulations.

From contract inception through litigation, McManus & Felsen’s unique experience in the government-contracting sector allows us to navigate our clients through challenging times and complicated construction-related issues. Let us help you chart the right course.