Government Contract Issues

Government contracts are governed by a specialized niche set of rules designed to reflect the government’s unique nature as a contracting party.  Found in various statutes, regulations and legal precedents, these rules are intended to protect the public’s interest, while also protecting the interests of those who wish to do business with the government. 

Dempsey Fontana regularly advises clients on these rules and related issues encountered in the competition for, and the formation and performance of, government contracts, including statutory and regulatory competition requirements, sole source procurements, sealed bidding, negotiated procurements, and contract pricing issues, among numerous other matters.  

 Our attorneys also advise contractors and subcontractors regarding subcontract negotiations, including negotiations over the application of flow down provisions, cost and pricing issuesteaming and joint venture agreements and data rights or other IP issues.  In addition, we regularly counsel clients on such contract issues as the domestic preferences found in the Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act, small business set-asides, and labor standards.