Federal, State, and Local Government Law and Government Contracts

Government Contracts and Compliance

Providing services and selling goods to the government—whether federal, state, or local—presents businesses with tremendous and unique opportunities, but also significant challenges and risks. Meeting government guidelines and contract requirements can be complex and complicated. We advise a broad range of clients on these issues, from privately held businesses to Alaska Native Corporations to large, publicly-traded corporations. Whether your company is competing for its first government contract or grant or has a long history of working with dozens of agencies, BHBC can provide guidance to help your business identify, manage, and minimize its risks and ensure compliance with complex federal, state, or local regulations and procurement programs.

We assist our clients in setting up and maintaining compliance programs to ensure that companies run smoothly and remain in compliance with applicable laws and contractual obligations. We conduct compliance reviews to assess a client’s potential risk of non-compliance with small business size and affiliation rules, 8(a) Program regulations, and general FAR requirements. We counsel clients regarding ethics issues and conflicts of interests. We assist clients with internal investigations if there are allegations of inappropriate activities and help clients respond to investigations conducted by government agencies. We also assist clients with compliance issues before and after significant events, such as mergers/acquisitions, SBA certification, contract terminations, size or bid protests, major regulatory changes, and other events.

Clients also receive assistance with the full life-cycle of issues related to government procurement issues, including teaming agreements, acquisitions, joint ventures, mentor-protégé relationships, review of solicitations, small business or other SBA qualification requirements, proposals, subcontracts, contract performance, claims, bid protests, contract disputes, and terminations. We also counsel clients on government investigations, False Claims Act, FOIA, and whistleblower litigation issues.

We counsel clients of all sizes from a variety of industries. Our attorneys have diverse experience from working in federal, state, and local governments as well as within corporations in the private sector, providing our attorneys with a well-rounded, practical perspective on all the stakeholders in the government contracts life-cycle. Our attorneys also have expertise in small business law, national and homeland security issues, teaming, corporate organization, and employment matters that often confront clients in the government contracting industry.

BHBC assists large and small businesses that are entering the government contracting industry for the first time or are experienced government contractors. Our expertise in government contracts law helps our clients benefit from the business opportunities available while avoiding the pitfalls that often challenge companies that are unfamiliar with the vast number, complexity, and uniqueness of regulations and compliance requirements in the field of federal contracting.

Government contracting is a complicated field where the laws and regulations are ever-changing. We assist our clients in setting up and maintaining compliance programs to ensure companies run smoothly and remain in compliance with applicable laws and contractual obligations. We also help clients evaluate compliance programs, both on an ongoing basis and in response to a potential non-compliance event. This constant evaluation helps ensure companies remain up-to-date in their compliance program policies and ensure the program is implemented in keeping with those policies.